GLOBAL INSIGHT – By Dr Tinashe Kapuya
Implementing development projects is technically challenging and demands a degree of finesse in handling relationships at ground level that cannot be presumed or easily taught. Development practice involves nurturing sound community relationships and remains the foundation of attaining desired project results. Community relationships not only supply the much-needed enabling environment, but can also become the stumbling block that stalls progress and sinks intervention programmes.
The article was written by Tinashe Kapuya, an agricultural economist, in collaboration with Juanita Pardesi, the executive director of the Seriti Institute. It appeared on 14 June 2019 in the Farmer’s Weekly magazine.