The project developed and tested the viability of a method of community motivation that supports the development of the capabilities of locally based individuals (volunteers) to facilitate the emergence of self help groups (SHG). The dialectic approach led to enhanced social capital at a community level and to the building of financial and human capital by individuals that in turn stimulated demand for agricultural services, including greater equity in knowledge exchange and pro-active participation in technology assessment and adaptation.
Gaunt, J.L. 2005. Improved livelihoods - Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. Final Technical Report for project R7839. Rothamsted, UK: Rothamsted Research. 43 pp.