“A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian Spring: There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain and drinking largely sobers us again”.
Alexander Pope, 1711
This page forms the table of contents to the key issues of the web site. It looks at the different issues that may need some more in-depth consideration to make certain development projects have the maximum positive impact on the smallholder beneficiaries and the Millennium Development Goals can be met. It looks at those issues that may have been overlooked as well as those that may be institutionalized into the development process well beyond their effectiveness in providing sustainable assistance to the smallholder beneficiaries.
- Financially Suppressed Economy – Impact on Development
- Consumer Prices Comparison: USA vs. Host Country – 30% discount on prices, but 85% reduction in wages
- Financially Stalled Governments – What can they be asked to do?
- Project Development Process – Who Represents the Smallholder
- Basic Premise – Was Something Overlooked?
- Assisting Smallholders – An Innovative Approach
- Smallholder Communities – A Symbiotic Association
- First Value Added – Clean Bags of Grain
- Crop Genetic Pump – A Possible Task for NGOs (ECHO Asia Note Article)
- Informal credit – Usury or Administrative Costs
- Effective Project – Enhanced Accessed to Mechanization Via Reconditioned Used Tractors
- Indirect Enhancement – Village Grain Mills
- Indirect Enhancement – Domestic Water Supply
- – Start at Farm Level
- Informal Information & Distribution System – How effective? How to utilize?
- Rethinking a Basic Assumption in Ag Development: Risk Aversion or Hunger & Exhaustion (ECHO Development Note Article)
- Caloric Energy Balance (Original Webpage)
- Hard Choices: Compromises in Quality Nutrition
- Farmer Organizations – Do They Offer A Competitive Advantage?
- Competitive Advantage – Comparing Cooperatives to Private Traders
- Loss of Competitive Advantage: 14 Points to Consider
- Financial Transparency
- Madibira in Tanzania: Economic Impact – Dark Clouds Forming
- Cooperatives Regulatory Contribution
- Reconciliation with Private Service Providers, – The Default Providers
- Smallholder Empowerment
- Perpetuating Cooperatives: Deceptive/Dishonest? Reporting
- Financial Management Strategy – Retain Assets In-Kind
- Value Chain for High Valued Crops – High Risk? High Profit?
- Private Service Providers – Fragmented Family Oriented Business Environment
- Private Service Providers – Preferred by Smallholder (ECHO Development Notes Article)
- Sustainability Of Smallholders: Global Trade-Offs
- Organic Nutrients: Some Simple Computations Please
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