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Extractive industries, livelihoods and natural resource competition: mapping overlapping claims in Peru and Ghana

| By N. Cuba, A. Bebbington, J. Rogan, M. Millones | Published by Applied Geography, 54: 250-261 | Abstract: Taking the cases of Perú and Ghana, this paper examines overlaps between the extraction of minerals, oil and gas on the one hand, and river basins, agricultural land use, and protected areas on the other hand. In […]

The rural transformation

| By J. Berdegué, T. Rosada, and A. Bebbington | Published in International Development: Ideas, Experience and Prospects, pp. 463-478. Edited by B. Currie-Alder, R. Kanbur, D. Malone, and R. Medhora. Oxford: Oxford University Press. | Abstract: This chapter discusses the rural transformation, a process of comprehensive societal change whereby rural societies diversify their economies and reduce […]

Demand led and poverty oriented …. or just (semi-)privatized and efficient? Learning from privatized technology transfer programmes in Chile

| By A.Bebbington and O. Sotomayor | Published in the Journal of International Development, vol. 10 (1): 17-34 | Abstract: In the search for alternatives to state‐managed agricultural research and extension, there has been much interest in assessing the pros and cons of, and the mechanisms for, varying forms of private sector involvement. One experience of […]

Indigenous Irrigation Organizations and the Formation of Social Capital in Northern Highland Ecuador

| By T.Perreault, A. Bebbington and T.Carroll | Published in the Conference of Latin American Geographers Yearbook, Volume 24: 1-16 | Abstract: Recent debates on the role of social capital in development are of relevance to nature-society analysis within geography because they highlight the ways in which forms of social organization can increase the effectiveness, equity and […]

Organizations and intensifications: small farmer federations, rural livelihoods and agricultural technology in the Andes and Amazonia

| By Anthony Bebbington | Published in World Development, vol. 24 (7): 1161-1178 | Abstract: This paper analyzes several experiences from Bolivia and Ecuador of how campesino and indigenous federations engage in agricultural development and natural resource management activities. It is argued that the federations may have especially important roles to play in agricultural and livelihood intensification. […]

Technology and rural development strategies in a small farmer organization: lessons from Bolivia for rural policy and practice

| By A.Bebbington, J. Quisbert and G. Trujillo | Published in Public Administration and Development, vol. 16(3): 195-213 | Abstract: At a time when public sector agricultural and rural development administration is changing quite profoundly, and when farmer organizations are being asked to assume more significant roles in rural and agricultural development, in‐depth analysis of […]

Cultivating knowledge: genetic diversity, farmer experimentation and crop research

| Edited by W. de Boef, K.Amanor, K.Wellard with A.Bebbington | Published by Intermediate Technology Publications, London | Local crop diversity in the South is being threatened by the promotion of modern “high-yield” varieties. These worldwide case studies show the importance of small-scale farmers and local communities to maintaining crop diversity.  

Reluctant partners: NGOs, the state and sustainable agricultural development

| By J. Farrington and A.J.Bebbington with K. Wellard and D. Lewis | Published by Routledge, London | Official webpage and purchasing information 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 […]