The Role of the Community Based Organisations (CBO) in Rural Development
1.1 BACKGROUND OF STUDY
Rural Development is a programme designed to improve life of rural dwellers, in the aspect of agriculture, infrastructure, education, finance, information for the improvement of the individual, community society and economy at large. It is am integrated approach, with the view of eradication of poverty.
Olayide (1981) defined rural development also as involves effecting improvement in living standards of farmers and the rural populace in general. It involves a package designed to assist the rural people move forward. It is an integrated approach to food production, provision of physical, social and institution infrastructures with an ultimate goal of bring about qualitative changes which culminate in improved standard of living of rural population.
Community based organization is a non-profit making body which is found by the coming together of individual who mean well for the community in order to access the need of the people for the overall development of the area in which the organization is based.
UNDP report (2005) refers CBOs as non-profit making, voluntary, service oriented/development orient organization, either for the benefit of members of other members of the population.