Reports Outline Small-Scale Forestry Study Findings from H. Cosyns and Colleagues (Can Rural Development Projects Generate Social Capital? A Case...

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Reports Outline Small-Scale Forestry Study Findings from H. Cosyns and Colleagues (Can Rural Development Projects Generate Social Capital? A Case Study of Ricinodendron heudelotii Kernel Marketing in Cameroon) By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Investigators publish new report on Life Science Research. According to news reporting originating in Yaounde, Cameroon, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Social capital is an important pillar of farmers' livelihoods and its importance for sustainable rural development has been recognised. Nevertheless, the creation of social capital through external interventions remains challenging." The news reporters obtained a quote from the research, "This study investigated the generation of social capital within a rural development project of the World Agroforestry Centre to promote Ricinodendron heudelotii (Baill) Pierre ex Pax. kernel commercialisation. Combining quantitative and qualitative measurement techniques, the change in social capital over a period of 5 years was evaluated. Households of project villages were compared to control households. Project households increased their social assets significantly at different levels. Development interventions thus enhanced social capital, this improvement was mutually reinforced by a positive change in other farmer livelihood assets, in particular financial capital." According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "This study reveals the complexity of social capital generation through external intervention and its implications for farmer livelihoods specifically and development work in general." For more information on this research see: Can Rural Development Projects Generate Social Capital? A Case Study of Ricinodendron heudelotii Kernel Marketing in Cameroon. Small-Scale Forestry, 2014;13(2):163-182. Small-Scale Forestry can be contacted at: Springer, Van Godewijckstraat 30, 3311 Gz Dordrecht, Netherlands. (Springer - www.springer.com; Small-Scale Forestry - www.springerlink.com/content/1873-7617/) Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting H. Cosyns, World Agroforestry Center ICRAF AHT, Yaounde, Cameroon. Additional authors for this research include P. Van Damme, R. De Wulf and A. Degrande (see also Life Science Research). Keywords for this news article include: Africa, Yaounde, Cameroon, Marketing, Advertising, Life Science Research Our reports deliver fact-based news of research and discoveries from around the world. Copyright 2014, NewsRx LLC

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