ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAINING MANUALFor DEVELOPING POPULATIONS

PREFACE

As of 2016, there was a global population of an estimated 7.4 billion people. Over two billion of the global population is nutrient deficient, with about 795 million living on the brink of starvation (U.N. data). These poor populations generally have inadequate potable water, crop production means, safe affordable housing, needed sanitation, electricity/ energy, education, and/or employment/ income, w/ some 730 million cooking on open fires contributing to air pollution.

Nearly 70 million of the above populations are displaced persons or refugees, w/ 4.5 million refugees from Syria alone. These large refugee populations are now causing some instability in host nations where they become a financial burden and often cause increased rates of crime. There has been a particular problem with the Wahhabi Muslim refugees who follow the 109 verses of the Quran giving Muslims instructions to kill or enslave non-Muslims. The Wahhabi have often elected to create “shadow” Muslim communities in host nations. Such shadow Islamic communities refuse to integrate into host nations and may act to support subtle or covert forms of jihad (war on non-Muslims).

Overall, poor populations are often socially, economically, and politically isolated from the nations in which they reside. The large and global scale of poverty makes it impossible for resource limited governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to deal with associated and massive problems caused by populations lacking the means to help themselves. The United Nations (UN) seeks to help reduce poverty using coordinated Millennium Development Goals and projects funded by member states. This UN effort is making very slow progress.

Subject manual has been written as a guide and training outline for government agency and NGO, as well as U.S. Peace Corps personnel who seek to instruct and coach poor, indigenous, and/ or displaced persons in the innovative skills of entrepreneurship. The goal is to assist poor and displaced populations in ways to better help themselves by starting microenterprises (businesses) to provide their own employment and generate income … while providing unique products and/or services to benefit other poor and displaced persons.


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David Nuttle


The author of this manual, David A. Nuttle, has a farming background, BS degree in Agriculture, advanced training in tropical, desert, and urban farming, plus five decades of community and agriculture development in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East, as well as the U.S. He is a published author and inventor, and has developed as well as instructed very successful entrepreneurship courses for rural/ tribal youth as well as college/ adult students. Nuttle has been honored with U.S. & international awards; e.g. The Thomas Jefferson Award for Humanitarian Service.

One of Nuttle’s early projects is detailed in a study entitled “Buon Enao Experiment … JP Harris,” as posted on Google. There are further details on this project in the book “Vietnam’s High Ground,” by the same author. Some prior, well received books written, by Nuttle, include: 1) “Remote Areas Development Manual” (written for Peace Corps Volunteers); 2) The Universal Survival Handbook (written for volunteers working in hazardous areas); 3) “Civic Action Pocket Field Guide” (written for military forces engaged in relief and development projects); 4) “Inventor’s How-To Handbook” (written for his college-level entrepreneurship course); and 5) “Healthy Foods Handbook” (written for urban and refugee farmers).

Nuttle has numerous patents, such as his U.S. Patent No. 5,121,708, used as the foundation for his tubal-algalculture and counterdesertification crop production systems. He has created several successful businesses, and started his 501(c)(3) charity, Needful Provision, Inc. (NPI), in 1995. Some of NPI’s projects may be seen on its website (www.needful provision.org). Currently, Nuttle/ NPI have large counterdesertification projects pending for the Turkana tribe in Kenya, and the San Carlos Apache tribe in Arizona USA. In addition, Nuttle acts as an advisor for several national security support projects utilizing some of his relevant innovations.

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