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US Secretary's Global Diaspora Forum, Washington
The United States Department of State and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) unveiled this week in Washington, DC a new joint initiative to assist the flow of investment from international migrants to reduce rural poverty and boost food security in their home countries.
Adoption of system of rice intensification (SRI)
This is an introduction to a series of 4 training videos and details how IFAD has promoted the spread of SRI from Madagascar to Rwanda and then Burundi. Malagasy farmers went to Rwanda to share their knowledge and Burundian farmers then visited the same Rwandan farmers to take the knowledge back home. This farmer to farmer teaching and learning has proven to be very effective.
Women's inclusion sparks large-scale infrastructure projects in remote Pacific island
Date: 6 June 2016 Women on a remote Pacific island are breaking cultural barriers by taking on roles that shape the future of their communities.
Amid India's drought crisis, new ways of growing cotton helps small farmers
Date: 20 May 2016 More than three million farmers in India's Maharashtra state depend on cotton. In India, two consecutive years of weak monsoons have left some 330 million people — a quarter of the country — in the grip of drought.
AgTalks - William Otim-Nape: Dr. Cassava
In 2010, Times Magazine cited cassava as one of the most dangerous crops in the world, to be eaten at one's own risk if cooked improperly.
Reducing childhood malnutrition in Mexico
Date: 19 April 2016 Once a sacred grain for the Aztecs, amaranth and its incredible nutritional properties have long been forgotten in Mexico.