Seven new Working Documents 5

Seven new Working Documents The latest batch of Working Documents to emerge from studies conducted for CTA cover the fields of information for natural resource management policies, small scale food processing and market information systems. In the field of information support to NRM, there are reports covering three countries: Cameroon, Madagascar and Namibia. Each report presents an overall picture of the country s priorities for NRM, and discusses the roles of various stakeholders, from State to local community. Two key issues which emerge are the need for empowerment of stakeholders in order to properly participate in the formulation and implementation! of policy, and the importance of inter-sectoral cooperation. The small-scale food processing sectors of three southern Africa states South Africa, Mozambique and Zambia are reviewed in three separate reports by one study team. Despite the stark contrasts of the three countries economies, the team highlights common factors: lack of finance, difficult access to credit and operational problems. The use of local radio stations and telephone and email are among the elements in the market information system (MIS) designed with stakeholders in three projects in various parts of Uganda. The MIS (not to be confused with the other definition in widespread use: management information system) will provide producers and traders with data on the markets for maize, beans and cassava. Small-scale food processing sector in Mozambique CTA, 2000. 112 pp. CTA number 8013. 5 credit points Small-scale food processing sector in South Africa CTA, 2000. 90 pp. CTA number 8014. 5 credit points Small-scale food processing in Zambia CTA, 2000. 130 pp. CTA number 8015. 5 credit points Soutien informationnel aux politiques de gestion des ressources naturelles à Madagascar CTA, 2000. 71 pp. CTA number 8016. 5 credit points De l usage de l information à l appui aux politiques de gestion des ressources naturelles au Cameroun CTA, 2000. 54 pp. CTA number 8017. 5 credit points Case study on information support to natural resource management policy in Namibia CTA, 2000. 55 pp. CTA number 8018. 5 credit points Design of a market information system for small scale producers and traders in three districts of Uganda CTA, 2000. 65 pp. CTA number 8019. 5 credit points Also downloadable from

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Main Author: Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation
Format: News Item biblioteca
Published: Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation 2000
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