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    Practitioners' critical reflections on PRA and participation in Nepal

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2001
    This paper discusses the notions of practitioners of PRA (Participatory Rural Appraisal) in Nepal. The paper explores the history of PRA, the challenges facing PRA practice and participation.The article contextualises the advent of PRA into Nepali development practices.
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    Disability, poverty and development

    Department for International Development, UK, 2000
    Assesses the significance of disability as a key development issue, and its importance in relation to poverty, human rights, and the achievement of internationally agreed development targets.
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    Damage schedules for Thai coastal areas: an alternative approach to assessing environmental values

    IDRC Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia, 1998
    This study is an empirical test of the possibility of developing meaningful scales of relative importance that could be used to construct the damage schedules. The study aims at investigating people’s ability in providing consistent judgements about the importance of resource losses and activities in consideration.
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    Economic and health consequences of pesticide use in paddy production in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

    IDRC Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia, 1999
    Paddy productivity and variable factors efficiency were calculated based on a farm survey. Logit regression was employed to relate econometrically a set of farmer characteristics to indicators of pesticide exposure to identify types of health impairments that may be attributed to prolonged pesticide use.
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    Opportunities and constraints of organic agriculture: a socio-ecological analysis

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2000
    This article explores the opportunities and constraints associated with sustainable, organic agriculture. The focus of its investigation lies in exploring the social and institutional dimensions of such agricultural techniques.Protecting soils and enhancing their fertility (land stewardship) implies ensuring productive capacity for future generations.
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    Genetically modified organisms, consumers, food safety and the environment

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2001
    This article deals with ethical issues relating to Genetically Modified Organisms, biotechnology and food security.The article outlines the ethical issues involved in this area as being about:food safety: The foundation of consumers' concern about GMOs is food safety.
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    Potential uses of food aid to support HIV/AIDS mitigation activities in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance Project, 2000
    This article looks at ways of using food aid as an intervention to mitigate the impacts of HIV/AIDS.
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    Solidarity and soup kitchens: a review of principles and practice for food distribution in conflict

    Humanitarian Policy Group, ODI, 2000
    This report is a review of current principles and practice for food distribution in conflict.
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    Mainstreaming security and safety management in aid agencies

    Humanitarian Policy Group, ODI, 2001
    Looks critically at the organisational structures, management tools and policies that aid agencies are using, or could use, to improve the overall quality of their safety and security management.The briefing suggests principles for a security policy, identifies types of management systems for strengthening safety and security currently in practice, explores their strengths and weaknesses.
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    The bitterest pill of all: the collapse of Africa's health system

    Save the Children Fund, 2001
    World leaders are discussing a multi-billion dollar package of initiatives aimed at tackling major diseases in poor countries. However, economic crisis and unsuccessful reforms in the past two decades have left many nations with failing health systems. What groundwork is needed before such vast resources are committed?