Reluctant Partners? Non-Governmental Organizations, the State and Sustainable Agricultural Development: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Reluctant Partners? Non-Governmental Organizations, the State and Sustainable Agricultural Development

1st Edition

Edited by Anthony Bebbington, John Farrington, David J. Lewis, Kate Wellard


256 pages

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Reluctant Partners? combines comprehensive empirical insights into NGOs' work in agriculture with wider considerations of their relations with the State and their contribution to democratic pluralism. This overview volume for the Non-Governmental Organizations series contextualizes and synthesizes the case study material in the three regional volumes on Africa, Asia and Latin America, where over sixty specially commissioned case studies of farmer-participatory approaches to agricultural innovation are presented.

Specific questions are raised. How good/bad are NGOs at promoting technological innovation and addressing contraints to change in peasant culture? How effective are NGOs at strengthening local organizations? How do/will donor pressures influence NGOs and their links to the State?


`For those interested in the political and organizational structures of international development from extension worker to politician, this book offers an insightful glimpse to the possible future.' - International Ag-Sieve

`This is an important book.' - IRDCurrents

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography