Developing the WIND training programme in Asia: Participatory approaches to improving safety, health and working conditions of farmers (Chapter4)

This book documents and analyses the course of the development of the WIND training programme in Vietnam and also the efforts of other countries in Asia. The authors have paid particular attention to the usefulness of participatory training methodologies and how much the WIND programme has respected and supported the self-help initiative of local farmers. The book will give an insight into participatory approaches for those who plan to apply the WIND programme and also for those who are interested in achieving local developments in a participatory manner.

The WIND (Work Improvement in Neighbourhood Development) training programme to improve the safety, health and working conditions of local farmers was born out of active participation of farmers in the Mekong Delta area of Vietnam in 1995. The farmers' everyday experiences and wisdom in their real work and life have been a rich source in the development of the WIND programme. Inspired by the achievements in Vietnam, the WIND programme has spread into neighbouring counties like Cambodia and Thailand, and even further to Central Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America.

This book documents and analyses the course of the development of the WIND training programme in Vietnam and also the efforts of other countries in Asia. The authors have paid particular attention to the usefulness of participatory training methodologies and how much the WIND programme has respected and supported the self-help initiative of local farmers. The book will give an insight into participatory approaches for those who plan to apply the WIND programme and also for those who are interested in achieving local developments in a participatory manner.