Session 1. Introduction
Session 2. and 3. What is "rural" and what is "development" in the context of participatory rural industry promotion?: meaning, place and vision
Session 4. From top-down to bottom-up: Different interpretations of "participation"
Session 5. Discussion session: Is participation an effective tool for poverty eduction?
Session 6. Critique of participation and responses: avoiding pitfalls
Session 7. What do we mean by industry promotion in a rural context?: scope and type of industry promotion
Session 8. Conducive policy environment for rural industry promotion
Session 9. and 10. Cash crops and market access: Does "entrepreneurial spirit" matter?
Session 11. Discussion session: How does the participatory model relate to rural industrypromotion?
Session 12. Local consumption vs. global market: A case of fair trade
Session 13. The case of Minamata and Jimoto-gaku ("locality study")
Session 14. Discussion session: Role of outsiders - Lessons from the case studies
Session 15. Wrap-up of the course
Some of the subjects may be changed according to the interests of students.