Adventures In Development

by Clarence Lancelot Dunn



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/30/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 84
ISBN : 9781425979058

About the Book

This book is a story of travel and adventure among the scattered and isolated islands of the Cook Islands. It should find wide readership, particularly among travel and adventure enthusiasts, sociologists and rural development specialists. Readers will learn about these islands and the rich cultural heritage of their delightful people. They will share in the details of the author’s life on the main island of Rarotonga, join him on perilous voyages to the distant islands of the north, follow the drama of his social interactions and share in the thrilling and sometimes embarrassing experiences.

About the Author

The author is a Jamaican and a naturalized Canadian citizen. He holds a MS in Agricultural Economics (Penn. State ) and BS. in Agriculture (Cornell). He devoted thirty-five years to rural development in simple societies. In the Caribbean, he served  in the following positions: as a consultant with the Food and Agriculture Organization for ten years, with a CARICOM sub-regional small farmer development project in the Leeward and Windward islands for four years, and with the Ministry of Agriculture in Jamaica for twenty-one years.

In 1981 he was recruited by the International Human Assistance Program (IHAP) to implement a Rural Development Program in the Cook Islands. That assignment, although lasting only two years, turned out to be the most memorable and interesting period of his life. He was fascinated by the cultural contrasts with the Caribbean and with the rich cultural traditions which the islands  sustained.