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Poverty Reduction Strategies and the Rural Productive Sectors: What have we learnt, what else do we need to ask?
As NGOs, donors and governments encourage both scaling up and diversification of Farmer Organisations' activities and membership, this paper draws on research on FOs in Malawi to suggest principles for policy and practice in support to FOs.
This paper explores the challenges posed for agriculture by the AIDS pandemic and considers a range of policy options.
Cash transfers – Mere 'Gadaffi Syndrome', or serious potential for rural rehabilitation and development?
This paper argues that social protection is less of a 'drain' on public resources than previously thought.