Primary Environmental Care: New Institutional Processes for Supporting Soil and Water Conservation and Harvesting

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A brief history of soil and water conservation and harvesting work worldwide concludes that it has been too dominated by external ideas and intervention and it has often been ineffective or harmful. Two new approaches, Rapid Catchment Analysis in Kenya and the work of the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme in India, are introduced as ways in which external institutions can provide more effective support for locally run processes. The steps involved are described in some detail. Performance indicators and the role of support institutions are also described. The report ends with five guidelines to be considered by external support institutions for effective environmental care.

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This report is interesting for district to project level NGO and government managers and fieldworkers.
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40 p.
International Institute for Environment and Development
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International Institute for Environment and Development

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D : Soil and water conservation 663