What is “wholistic development”?
Wholistic describes development work that deals with all the needs of man. Also called integrated or multi disciplinary development.. Thus the development will not deal exclusively with agriculture, say, but agriculture within context so would have to include element such as health and education as well
What are the main objectives of farm households?
Primarily to feed their families and sell a bit of surplus crop for cash.
But also include:
- Identity or status
What is a “Transect Walk”?
A way of getting to know a community is to walk through it with a guide. A transect is a depiction of the landscape divided up for example, into sectors describing terrain and condition of soil, crops and livestock.
Describe “needs analysis”
Needs analysis is the summary of research into a project(or program) to determine the needs of the potential beneficiaries of a project before it commences.
What is a facilitator?
A facilitator is someone who helps a group of people understand their common objectives and assists them to plan to achieve them without taking a particular position in the discussion. Some facilitator tools will try to assist the group in achieving a consensus on any disagreements that preexist or emerge in the meeting so that it has a strong basis for future action. * Wikepedia definition
Choose 6 qualities which would be desirable in a facilitator and 6 that would be undesirable:
What is ‘capacity building’?
Capacity building also referred to as capacity development is a conceptual approach to development that focuses on understanding the obstacles that inhibit people, governments, international organizations and non-governmental organizations from realizing their developmental goals while enhancing the abilities that will allow them to achieve measurable and sustainable results.
The term capacity building emerged in the lexicon of international development during the 1990s. Today, “capacity building” is included in the programs of most international organizations that work in development, the World Bank (World Bank), The United Nations (UN) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) like Oxfam International. Wide usage of the term has resulted in controversy over its true meaning. Capacity building often refers to strengthening the skills, competencies and abilities of people and communities in developing societies so they can overcome the causes of their exclusion and suffering.
Organizational capacity building is used by NGOs to guide their internal development and activities. * Wikipedia definition
How can results from farmers experiments best be spread to other farmers?
- Farmer to farmer training
- Study tours
- Innovator workshops
- Visits to other villages/sites
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Written by Fiona Johnson