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Brazil Inside Out
Seen as a successful ‘emerging economy’, Brazil walks tall on the world stage and its voice is growing louder. Its success, celebrated in the 2014 Football World Cup and the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, is attracting millions of foreign tourists. Yet Brazil also faces huge challenges: to combine economi...
Training for Transformation in Practice
Training for Transformation is an approach to community organization encompassed in three books which enables people to ‘read their reality and write their own history’ using a combination of group processes, socio-economic analysis and organizational development processes. Since its inception 40...
The Complete Manual of Small-scale Food Processing
Small-scale food processing is important worldwide. For individual processors, it is highly accessible as a start-up business, especially for women; farmers and fishermen can readily diversify into processing to increase their incomes; and high added-value enables processors to earn an income from r...
Achieving Water Security
Roger Calow, Eva Ludi, Josephine Tucker
Achieving water security remains an elusive goal yet the benefits of investing in water, sanitation and hygiene to achieve basic water security and alleviate poverty are clear. Households benefit through a range of livelihood impacts; economies benefit from greater economic activity and over the lon...
The Challenges of Urban Ecological Sanitation
Arno Rosemarin, Jennifer McConville, Amparo Flores, Zhu Qiang
The need for improved sanitation around the world is becoming a crisis, and the situation is particularly critical in urban and peri-urban areas in developing countries. Here the population is growing rapidly, and where sanitation is provided, the means to treat and dispose of waste safely is neglec...
Agricultural Trade Policy in Developing Countries During Take-off
Agricultural trade has always been one of the most sensitive international trade issues. Governments around the world have long been reluctant to abandon policy instruments that give them influence over domestic prices and allow them to raise revenues. The most commonly cited justification for gover...
Baking for Profit
Most communities have the capacity to support a well-run bakery operation. With good planning and access to raw materials and markets, setting up a bakery can represent an excellent enterprise opportunity. Baking for Profit provides the information that a small entrepreneur needs to address when set...
Asian Development Bank
Regional development banks have recently come under growing criticism from grassroots organizations, environmental groups and others. Asia and the Pacific is an extremely diverse region, containing both very small and very large nation states - as well as extremes of rich and poor. This volume descr...
The Worth of Water
Brings together a series of short, highly illustrated introductions to many of the main technologies and processes in the field of village and community level water and sanitation, ranging from household water storage to public standposts.