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From research to innovation: getting the most from interaction with NGOs in farming systems research and extension

| By J. Farrington and A. Bebbington | Published in the Journal of Farming Systems Research-Extension, vol. 4 number 1 | Introduction: Over recent years, many people have suggested that agricultural and rural development strategies would benefit from increased collaboration between government and non-governmental development organisations. Donors, in particular, have begun to call for more NGO […]

Governments, NGOs and agricultural development: perspectives on changing inter-organisational relationships

| By A.Bebbington and J. Farrington | Published in the Journal of Development Studies, Volume 29 Number 2: 199-219 | Abstract: There are divergent interests in involving NGOs in public sector programmes of agricultural development. Some commentators seek to foster popular participation through such involvement, while others view it largely within the logic of public sector […]

Modernization from below: An alternative indigenous development?

| By Anthony Bebbington | Published in Economic Geography Vol. 69 Number 3: 274-292 | | Reprinted in S. Corbridge (ed.) Development: Critical Essays in Human Geography. Aldershot. Ashgate | Abstract: This paper compares conceptions of “indigenous agriculture” and alternative agricultural development as used by academics with approaches to agricultural development taken by Indian federations […]

Grassroots perspectives on indigenous development: Indian organizations and NGOs in central Ecuador

| By Anthony Bebbington | Published in the European Journal of Development Research Vol. 4(2): 132-167 | Overview: Focuses on the elaboration of indigenous agricultural development among several Indian organizations in the central Andes of Ecuador. Marxian approaches to indigenous agriculture; Description of the national Indian movement in the country; Role of government and non-governmental organizations in […]

Indigenous agricultural knowledge, human interests and critical analysis: reflections on the role of farmer organizations in Ecuador

| By Anthony Bebbington |Published in Agriculture and Human Values, Vol. 8, Nos. 1/2, Winter, Spring: pp.14-24 | Abstract: Indigenous agricultural knowledge (IAK) can be analyzed for its technical role in food production strategies, and for its role as cultural knowledge producing and reproducing mutual understanding and identity among the members of a farming group. IAK can […]

Los conocimientos tecnológicos campesinos: bases teóricos para pensar su papel en el desarrollo tecnológico de la agricultura andina

| Por Anthony Bebbington | Publicado en Documents d’Analisi Geografica, vol. 17:7-26 | Resumen: Respondiendo a las limitaciones de las estrategias de desarrollo que tenian su enfoque en la transferencia de tecnologias modernas agricolas al campesinado del Tercer Mundo, las instituciones de desarrollo han mostrado durante 10s últimos años más interés en 10s conocimientos agricolas de loscampesinos indigenas. Este interés […]

Geographers in the International Agricultural Research Centers: Theoretical and practical considerations

| By Anthony Bebbington and Judith Carney | Published in the Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 80(1):34-48 | Abstract: The International Agricultural Research Centers of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research comprise a system for interdisciplinary work on Third World agrarian systems combining the physical and the social sciences. While economics and […]

Mixing it up: Variations in Andean Farmers’ Rationales for Intercropping of Potatoes

| By R.E. Rhoades & A.J. Bebbington | Published in Field Crops Research, vol. 25 (Nov): 145-156 | Abstract: This paper examines traditional intercropping from two points of view: (1) scientists’ explanations of causes; and (2) farmers’ rationales. Ecological (e.g., resilience, stability, and diversity) and economic (e.g., risk reduction, efficient use of land and labour) […]