Can Rural Development Projects Generate Social Capital? A Case Study of Ricinodendron heudelotii Kernel Marketing in Cameroon

@article{Cosyns2013CanRD,
  title={Can Rural Development Projects Generate Social Capital? A Case Study of Ricinodendron heudelotii Kernel Marketing in Cameroon},
  author={H. Cosyns and Patrick Van Damme and Robert R. De Wulf and Ann Degrande},
  journal={Small-scale Forestry},
  year={2013},
  volume={13},
  pages={163-182}
}
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. 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… CONTINUE READING