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Villages in the Future


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1 Village Futures: Concept, Overview and Policy Implications.- 2 The Crucial Importance of Urban-Rural Linkages.- 3 The Independence of the Village.- 4 A New Vision of the Rural World's Role in a Globalized Environment.- I. Political and Institutional Framework.- Policies to Foster Rural Development.- Introductory Statement.- 5 The Need to Reconcile Village and Globalization.- 6 Policies to Stimulate Agricultural and Rural Growth.- 7 Decentralization and Active Community Participation in India.- 8 Gandhi and Village Governance.- 9 Rural Incomes and Employment in Russia's Transition Phase.- 10 Policies to Manage Local Public Goods in an EU Context.- 11 German Policy for an Integrated Rural Development.- 12 Potsdam Declaration Rural21.- Grassroots Movements.- Introductory Statement.- 13 The Active Rural Society in West and Central Africa.- 14 Akina Mama wa Afrika - a Women's Development Organization.- 15 The Darewadi Watershed Development Project in Maharashtra, India.- 16 Grassroots Movements as a Means to Overcome Rural Financial Market Failures.- 17 The Barefoot Approach.- 18 IFOAM - the International Organic Grassroots Movement.- 19 SEKEM - an Egyptian Cultural and Economic Initiative.- II. Sustainable Use of Natural Resources.- Sustainable Energy Systems.- Introductory Statement.- 20 Rural Development and Sustainable Energy Systems.- 21 The Route to Sustainable Energy Systems in Germany.- 22 Renewable Energy Sources for Community Sustainability in India.- 23 Sustainable Energy Systems in Tanzania.- Sustainable Soil Management.- Introductory Statement.- 24 Balanced Fertilization: Integral Part of Sustainable Soil Management.- Land Degradation: Causes and Prevention.- 26 The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification.- 27 Do African Soils only Sustain Subsistence Agriculture?.- 28 Natural Resource Use in Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa: Myths and Realities.- Enough Water for All.- Introductory Statement.- 29 Creating Institutional Arrangements for Managing Water-Scarce River Basins.- 30 More Water for Village-Based Irrigation.- 31 Access, Participatory Parity and Democracy in User Based Irrigation Organizations.- 32 Water Conservation and Demand Management in Africa.- III. Broadening the Technological Base.- Information and Communication Technologies.- Introductory Statement.- 33 The Role of Information in Rural Development.- 34 Okinawa Charter on Global Information Society.- 35 Jobs, Livelihood and Information Technology.- 36 Worldwide Access to ICT: The Digital Divide.- 37 The Phone and the Future: Village Pay Phones in Bangladesh.- 38 Local Participation in the Information Society.- 39 Telecommunications in Sub-Saharan Africa.- The Future of Agriculture.- Introductory Statement.- 40 What Can We Expect from Agrotechnologies in the Future?.- 41 Declaration of Hamburg: Meeting Future Human Needs.- 42 The Future of Agriculture in the Industrialized World.- 43 Ensuring the Future of Sustainable Agriculture.- 44 Dresden Declaration: Towards a Global System for Agricultural Research for Development.- Bio- and Crop Technologies for Agriculture.- Introductory Statement.- 45 The Impact of Biotechnology on Plant Breeding.- 46 Potential of Biotechnologies to Enhance Animal Production.- 47 Can India Afford to Ignore Biotechnological Applications?.- 48 The Conservation of Genetic Resources: A Global Effort.- IV. Urban - Rural Linkages.- Urban - Rural Linkages.- Introductory Statement.- 49 Urban-Rural Linkages in the Context of Decentralized Rural Development.- 50 Berlin Declaration on the Urban Future.- 51 Employment and Migration in the Urban Future of Southeast Asia.- 52 Employment and Migration Perspectives in Africa.- 53 Reunified Germany: Separate Rural Developments.- 54 Large-Scale Creation of Sustainable Livelihoods.- 55 Urban World - Rural World.

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