is Director of the Technical Services Unit at Catholic Relief Services.
is a lecturer at The Fletcher School and a Fellow with the Center for Emerging Market Enterprises and the Feinstein International Center at Tufts University. Spending time in India beginning in 2001 through 2005, Professor Wilson worked closely with savings groups, connecting them to banks with a particular focus on tribal areas. She has worked for Catholic Relief Services heading their Microfinance Unit, and in that tenure, spearheaded CRS' shift from focusing on credit to the poor to savings of the poor. Professor Wilson has consulted for many international agencies in savings and credit. Previously, she was in the private sector, occupying senior management positions in finance and franchising.
IntroductionPART I--UNDERSTANDING AGRICULTURAL DEVELOMENT AND RURAL ECONOMIC GROWTH1 Farm families and their social environment2 Farm families and their natural environment3 The family farm as an agricultural system4 The family farm as an economic systemPart 2 -- SUPPORTING AGRICULTURAL DEVELOMENT AND RURAL ECONOMIC GROWTH5 Renaissance farming: Approaches to farm family support6 The ripple effect: Agricultural extension services7 Barn-raising: Support for building farm assets8 Inspiring growth: Developing farm enterprises9 Going to market: Support in selling farm products10 Banking on the family: financial services to farm families11 Speaking truth to power: Advocacy for the family farm12 Breaking the rules: The family farm in crisisConclusionGlossaryBibliographyIndex