Achieving Sustainable Communities in a Global Economy: by Ralph D Christy

By Ralph D Christy

This significant e-book explores substitute recommendations in agricultural and rural improvement to handle the affects of globalization methods on smallholder agriculturalists and marginalized rural humans. Its target is twofold: (1) to spot and determine the foremost methods during which globalization is affecting the smallholder agricultural and rural sectors; and (2) to spot and suggest either micro- and macro-level regulations and different recommendations to accommodate the issues that arise.This quantity provides writings of major students and practitioners operating within the inner most and public sectors. Their paintings specializes in significant crosscutting concerns within the constructing international and on country-specific case experiences.

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The handbook, however, could also be a useful guide for companies not operating under IFC auspices. Other organizations, mostly in the private sector, have established codes and certifications that can help firms integrate social considerations into their operational policies. Many individual firms establish their own codes or statements of principles. Other codes are the product of international agencies. Still others are created by NGOs. ) All are intended to help the firm to improve its management of labor, environment, and other social issues and give the firm recognition for its compliance with such standards.

14 The handbook emphasizes public disclosure of information, consultation with the public, and operating in a manner that is sensitive to local environmental and social goals. Companies receiving IFC support are required to comply with stringent labor and environmental standards. The handbook, however, could also be a useful guide for companies not operating under IFC auspices. Other organizations, mostly in the private sector, have established codes and certifications that can help firms integrate social considerations into their operational policies.

2 billion from 1993 to 1998 (World Bank). The lack of FDI, diminished overseas development assistance, and the uncertainty associated with globalization combine to place sub-Saharan Africa economies in a challenging situation. Globalization may provide the B221-Ch02 37 07/9/04, 3:05 PM Weatherspoon, Cacho & Christy 38 on-ramp for these economies or further widen the gap between North and South. Creating an enabling environment for a healthy private sector is possible if a nation is committed to achieving a competitive advantage (Porter).

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