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Reducing pitfalls in agricultural development projects: a case for the participatory project management cycle (PPMC)

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dc.date.accessioned 2008-02-05 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-20T05:14:05Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-20T05:14:05Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/5625
dc.description.abstract The management of agricultural projects is a factor that can contribute to their success or failure. In worst-case scenarios poorly managed projects seem to continue with a life of their own and without clear direction. In the cycle of agricultural development projects, including programmed extension, major pitfalls can occur of the necessary phases are ignored or incorrectly implemented. The argument is that these can be avoided if the Participatory Project Management Cycle (PPMC) is followed. While there are a number of methods available for trained agricultural researchers who do not undergo such training but are often expected to carry out technology transfer. This is often done without the collaboration of trained extensionists. Subsequently a method had to be developed using the basic project management knowledge that some agricultural researchers had obtained through experience and short courses. Two case studies are used to highlight what happens when the PPMC is followed or not. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher University of South Africa Press en
dc.subject AGRICULTURE en
dc.subject MANAGEMENT en
dc.subject DEVELOPMENT en
dc.subject PARTICIPATORY PROJECT MANAGEMENT CYCLE (PPMC) en
dc.subject PARTICIPATORY DEVELOPMENT en
dc.title Reducing pitfalls in agricultural development projects: a case for the participatory project management cycle (PPMC) en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.BudgetYear 2007/08 en
dc.ResearchGroup Urban, Rural and Economic Development en
dc.SourceTitle Development projects: a reader en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Cornwell, L. en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Pretoria en
dc.ArchiveNumber 5055 en
dc.PageNumber 60-77 en
dc.outputnumber 3599 en
dc.bibliographictitle Hart, T., Burgess, R., Beukes, O. & Hart, C. (2006) Reducing pitfalls in agricultural development projects: a case for the participatory project management cycle (PPMC). In: Cornwell, L. (ed). <i>Development projects: a reader</i>. Pretoria: University of South Africa Press. 60-77. en
dc.publicationyear 2006 en
dc.contributor.author1 Hart, T. en
dc.contributor.author2 Burgess, R. en
dc.contributor.author3 Beukes, O. en
dc.contributor.author4 Hart, C. en


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