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Participative Villager Empowerment for Socio-Economic Development


M. Yassin, Sulaiman and Muhammad, Ahmad (1993) Participative Villager Empowerment for Socio-Economic Development. Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, 1 (1). pp. 11-18. ISSN 0128-7702


Development approaches that allows for greater participation of the rural poor and that are sustainable in nature have long been examined, tested and further researched. In Malaysia, such a project approach has been tested in four villages with a focus on empowering village communities with social and technical skills. A consultative stance is adopted by the development agents who encouraged the villagers to decide on their own courses of action. In the project villages, socio-economic activities ranging from educational to agricultural and livestock components were successful. The positive results indicated that the poor can be empowered to develop their own ideas through human resource development and participatory approach. Project activities initiated in this manner were found to more sustainable.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Keywords: Empowerment, sustainable, participation, village community development
Depositing User: Nur Izyan Mohd Zaki
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2009 00:40
Last Modified: 27 May 2013 07:04
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/2958
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