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ERIC Number: ED072901
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug-28
Pages: 44
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Characteristics of Local Organizations and Service Agencies Conductive to Development: With Special Reference to Farmers' Organizations.
Solomon, Darwin D.
An attempt to formulate a more global but functional framework for analyzing local organizations as mechanisms for citizen participation in development is presented in this paper. Both the review of the literature and the prescriptive guides to action are presented under the following headings: membership and leadership, management of alienation and grouplessness, access to training and education, channels for communication of innovations and change, mechanisms to mobilize resources, access to markets, access to power and influence, and other linkages and levels of organization. Major recommendations are that agricultural leaders should have some social science training, that participation analysis should be used in assessing the role of the local organization in the continuous integration of community members into a modernizing society, that studies of farmers' organizations as information and development promoting systems should also analyze the skill and learning aspects, that attention should be paid to the roles of economic and social information in developing effective communications channels, that attention should be given to the role of agrarian reform in the mobilization of human energies, that there must be adequate market access and more access to power and influence, and that additional levels of organization should be created. (PS)
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Note: Paper presented at the Third World Congress on Rural Sociology, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, August 22-27, 1972