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Social Capital The Historical Emergence And Its Implications To Agricultural Development Program

Journal: International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research (Vol.5, No. 7)

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Page : 32-37

Keywords : social capital; historical; definition; agriculture; and agricultural development;

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It is important to initially understand historical and philosophical trails of the emergence of social capital concept before studying its implications to agricultural development through the stakeholders interactions. The emergence of social capital concept can be traced back from the classic social theories of Durkheim and Marx as well as other contributed classic scholars in social and economic theories. The concept originated when the forethought of morality conscience solidarity cooperation morality norms values and commitment were brought up to the period of peoples movement. Social capital does not have one single definition because the concept requires a context to define its meaning. Along the years of concepts development experts have found a common ground that the definition of social capital can be seen in the context of a social relation of the actors in achieving their common goals. Many empirical researches had been conducted to study social capital in the agricultural development to learn the social capital elements in mutual trust reciprocity and network. Many researches also had found that higher social capital level in people organization or community contributes to a better agricultural development outcome. Therefore social capital becomes one of the significant elements in pursuing development objectives and accountabilities through stakeholders social interactions.

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