Progress in the aftermath of conflicts
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CTA. 1999. Progress in the aftermath of conflicts . Spore 83. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/46529
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Farming Systems Approach and Postconflict Reconstruction. FAO. 1998. 73 pp. ISBN 92 5 104152 0. $8.00, e 7.70 FAO Publications See FAO reference elsewhere in this section for address.
In the past decade, the balance of assistance to developing countries has shifted sharply from long-term development to disaster relief and humanitarian aid. It is estimated that the total amount of funds provided for emergency aid has increased by 500% since 1980. Besides natural disasters, human-made disasters wars and racial among others cause tremendous suffering not in the least for the increasing numbers of refugees. In many cases emergency aid continues after the typical emergency situation has ended, the time that in fact should be used for structural development aid. This period, when people attempt to pick up the thread again, is usually one of confusion, shortages, lack of reliable information and so on. The authors of Farming Systems Approach and Postconflict Reconstruction provide a possible guidance on the use of the farming systems approach to development (FSD) for rehabilitation and reconstruction in rural areas. Giving many examples, this publication demonstrates how postwar situations can be viewed and used as chances for development. FSD techniques, according to the authors, can be applied to help farm households restore and improve agricultural productivity and standards of living. Farming Systems Approach and Postconflict Reconstruction. FAO. 1998. 73 pp. ISBN 92 5 104152 0. $8.00, e 7.70 FAO Publications See FAO reference elsewhere in this section for address.