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dc.date.accessioned2014-01-02T23:14:13Z
dc.date.available2014-01-02T23:14:13Z
dc.date.issued2001-11-27
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11362/27485
dc.description.abstractIntroduction There is a renewed call for a new approach to development with emphasis on community empowerment or participation, with the belief that more sustainable activities will be undertaken in those communities. Much of that call, however, is coming not from within the communities, but primarily from advocates of change who may have little to do with those communities. What then will the new approach bring apart from a change in who are the decision-makers? And how do we ensure that the change that is called for will, in fact, bring added benefits to the communities themselves? To be sure, there are some successful stories of a community approach to problem solving. However, there are also many more stories of project failures. Serious analytical work, therefore, needs to be done to determine the factors that promote a successful community-based approach; when this approach should be used; and the methodology that should be employed. In an attempt to determine these factors, a brief analysis will be made of some of the governing structures in the subregion and their possible impact on the proposed new approach. Some of the earlier efforts at stakeholder and community approach to projects will also be examined as well as the new development strategy that is prompting the call for this new paradigm. The new paradigm focuses to a large extent on decision-making and community empowerment. With few exceptions, it is short on the promotion of tangible activities that are based on the resource inventory of the communities. This is not surprising, since, as noted before, the advocates of community empowerment may have very little connection with the communities and, in most cases, are unfamiliar with the resource base. Hence, a theoretical case is made, suggesting more style than substance. Another obvious shortcoming of this new paradigm is its continued over- dependence on assistance from the outside to build communities. Externally funded projects, seminars and meetings outside of the communities and foreign technical assistance continue to dominate these projects. While, of course, all communities have basic common needs such as water, health, education and electricity, there is sufficient diversity within communities to allow for tailoring of activities and programmes such that their differences become assets. It is in that context, that agro-tourism activities, standards, agricultural diversification, food and nutrition and priority setting have been chosen as aspects and activities for promoting community development, drawing on the various strengths of communities, rural or urban.
dc.format.extent13 páginas.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherECLAC
dc.titleApplication of the concepts of agro-tourism, agricultural diversification and food and nutrition for the development of Caribbean communities with reference to standards and priority setting
dc.typeTexto
dc.contributor.entityNU. CEPAL. Sede Subregional para el Caribe
dc.publicationstatusDisponible
dc.regionalofficePuerto España
dc.physicaldescription13 p.
dc.callnumberLC/CAR/G.668
dc.identifier.unsymbolLC/CAR/G.668
dc.placeofeditionPort-of-Spain
dc.subject.spanishAGRICULTURA SOSTENIBLE
dc.subject.spanishDESARROLLO DE LA COMUNIDAD
dc.subject.spanishDIVERSIFICACION DE LA PRODUCCION
dc.subject.spanishPARTICIPACION COMUNITARIA
dc.subject.spanishPRODUCCION AGRICOLA
dc.subject.spanishPRODUCCION ALIMENTARIA
dc.subject.spanishTURISMO
dc.subject.englishAGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
dc.subject.englishCOMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
dc.subject.englishCOMMUNITY PARTICIPATION
dc.subject.englishFOOD PRODUCTION
dc.subject.englishPRODUCTION DIVERSIFICATION
dc.subject.englishSUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
dc.subject.englishTOURISM
dc.coverage.spatialspaCARIBE
dc.coverage.spatialengCARIBBEAN REGION
dc.type.biblevelDocumento Completo
dc.doctypeDocumentos de proyectos e investigación
dc.topic.spanishAGRICULTURA Y DESARROLLO RURAL
dc.topic.spanishSEGURIDAD ALIMENTARIA Y NUTRICIONAL
dc.topic.spanishTURISMO
dc.topic.englishAGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
dc.topic.englishFOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY
dc.topic.englishTOURISM
dc.idsade9900
dc.workarea.spanishDESARROLLO SOCIAL
dc.workarea.spanishESTADÍSTICAS
dc.workarea.englishSOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
dc.workarea.englishSTATISTICS


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