Category: 'socio economic'

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Income-generating projects in rural communities:from theory to practice – a personal report

This case study looks at how income generating projects were developed in a small community. The projects worked from a participatory methodology and included all sectors of the community in coming up with these projects. The document looks at how facilitators worked with the community in producing the successful projects. The document also highlights the […]

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Income Generating Projects :Guidelines How to get started

This document gives a guideline on how income generation projects can be started. The document gives a step by step procedure on how to start an income generation project and how to market, as well as assess the strengths and weaknesses for that specific project.

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Responding to ‘land grabbing’ and Promoting Investment in Agriculture

This article looks at how land grabbing has become a serious problem across the globe and how it has affected economic growth in the agricultural sector. The article also looks at how more investment needs to occur in agriculture so that smallholder farmers can grow and have access to the markets.

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The Importance of Agro-Industry for Socio-Economic Development and Poverty Reduction

This discussion paper looks at how the agricultural industry can be used by governments and international organisations in promoting economic growth. This paper also looks at how small businesses and job creation can be increased by supporting agricultural growth.

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Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

This policy document looks at the different sectors of agriculture, forestry and fisheries and the challenges they face. The policy advocates for a strategy which will increase economic growth, skills development and environmental sustainability.

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Jobs Addressing the Issue of Youth Unemployment : Issues and Causes

The unemployment rate across the globe continues to rise as the financial crisis continues to cut jobs and not create them. This presentation looks at the issues and causes of youth unemployment. The report looks at what is a ‘good job’ in terms of policy and how these jobs can reduce poverty and inequality.

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Emerging Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation in Two Ecotourism Projects in Petén, Guatamala

This report looks at the Participatory Monitoring Program that has been suggested for the forest areas around the Maya Biosphere Reserve of Petén, Guatamala. The Program aims to document the ecological changes that take place in the forest, the socio-economic changes in communities as well as the ecological and socio-economic impacts of tourists visiting the […]

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Africa: The Socio economic impact of Aids

This report about the socio-economic effects of HIV/AIDS on Africa considers the population changes, macroeconomic implications, household impacts and structural implications that this devastating virus has on the continent.