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Human Resources

Emmanuel Ndione, Philippe De Leener, Mamadou Ndiaye, Pierre Jacolin and Jean-Pierre Perier: The Future of Community Lands: Human Resources.

Enda Graf 1995. 236 pp. ISBN: 1-85339-248-0. (Intermediate Technology Publications Ltd,103- 105 Southampton Row, London WCIB 4 HH, UK).

This book traces the history of relationships between external agents and local people. It seeks simply to indicate a number of methodological points of reference which serve as beacons for anyone entering into a contractual relationship with rural people.

Taking experiences in the community lands of francophone West Africa as examples, the book aims to help development agents take better account of the experience and thinking of farmers, nor by providing ready-made answers but rather by suggesting new approaches. It demonstrates that it is up to the fieldworker to support local people in creating the right conditions for effective action, facilitating the farmer's own research, action and learning.

Regenerating Agriculture
Jules N. Pretty: Regenerating Agriculture. Policies and Practice for Sustainability and Self-Reliance.

London 1995. 320 pp. ISB N: 1 -85383 - 198 -0. (Earth scan Publications, 120 Pentonville Road, London N1 9JN, UK).

This book looks at the scale of the challenge facing agriculture today and details the concepts and characteristics of alternative, sustainable agricultural practices. The author draws together new empirical evidence from a diverse range of agroecological and community settings to show the impacts of more sustainable practices. Using 20 detailed case studies, and field and community-level data from more than 50 projects and programmes in 28 countries, he identifies the common elements of success in implementing sustainable practices and shows how to replicate them.

Living with Uncertainty

Ian Scoones: Living with Uncertainty. New directions in pastoral development in Africa.

London(UK) 1995.210pp, ISBN: 1-85339-235-9. (Intermediate Technology Publications, 103-105 Southampton Row, London WC1B4HH, UK).

The book examines the management and policy implications of this new ecological thinking for pastoral development in dryland areas. With examples drawn from all over Africa, the book examines the consequences of living with uncertainty for pastoral development planning, range and fodder management, drought response, livestock marketing, resource tenure, institutional development and pastoral administration. It illustrates in practical terms, a future for pastoral development in dryland Africa that both recognized the importance of pastoral livelihoods and the significance of environmental variability.

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At Ease with E-mail


At Ease with E-maiL A handbook on using electronic mail for NGOs in developing countries.

NGLS/UNCTAD, Geneva (Switzerland) 1995.107 pp. ISBN: 0-9645188-1-3 (United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service CNGLS), Palais des Nations, CH-1211 Geneva l0, Switzerland; Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation, New York, 950 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022, USA).

This handbook for beginners introduces step by step and in question-and-answer form the newcomer to the rapidly developing field of communications technology by explaining basic terms and concepts, offering advice and contacts, listing existing computer communication networks and local e-mail service providers and suggesting ways to benefit from these communication tools. The directory of country networks in the handbooks is not intended to be fully comprehensive but is, rather, a sample of some of the electronic services available in a range of different countries.

Verband zur Forderung angepaer, sozial und umweltvertraglicherTechnalogien

Consultants and consultancies!
Are you registered on the
AT-FORUM's NRO-GTZ Consuitancy Database?

The AT-FORUM NRO-GTZ is a confederation of the ISAT Project of the GTZ, the German Development Service (DED) and a further 15 NGOs (MISEREOR, EZE, BfdW, DWHH, the Stifter Association Regenbogen, the German AT Association, FAKT, TAT Rheine, AGEF, GSE, KATE, AGEE, the Mission Doctor Institute Wg, and the Development Workshop, Austria). The aim of this confederation is to improve cooperation the field of Appropriate Technology.

The AT-FORUM NRO-GTZ operates a centrally-managed consultancy database as a human resources management instrument for multiple users. It is supervised by the German AT Association in Bonn. If you are interested in making available your expertise to the organizations involved and wish to be registered on the AT Consultancy Database, please write to:

German AT Association (AT-Verband)
Alexanderstral3e 17
D-53111 Bonn, Germany
Tel: +49-(0)228-631421

Networking for Agricultural Development

John Nelson and John Farrington: Information Exchange Networking for Agricultural Development. A Review of Concepts and Practices.

CTA Wageningen (Netherlands) 1994. 86 pp. lSBN: 929081-1137. (Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation-CTA-,P.O. Box 380, Wageningen 6700 AJ. Netherlands). The publications is divided in two parts. Part I is dealing with de different types and functions of networking. It also discusses the objectives and structures of networking in both respects theory and practice. The second part describes the practices of networking with an overview of networking activities, publishing activities and workshops, libraries, databases and finance.