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Scaling up short stories from China (2): Willow weaving – Cradle of a farmer champion
As many of his village counterparts, in 1990’s, Mr. HU Guo Rong left home to look for his fortune in cities. Unfortunately, despite all his efforts, it is hard for him to make much when possessing only labor and little technique. After twist and turns in cities for almost a decade, Mr. HU returned home in early 2000, without almost nothing but an unconfident heart that doubts the...
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Scaling up short examples from China (1): Guinea Pig– A small hope for prosperity
In terms of size, guinea pig is too small an animal to draw good attention. Nevertheless, with supports from the IFAD West Guangxi Poverty Alleviation Program (WGPAP), these little ones have turned into small hopes for prosperity among poor rural women. Seen from her warm yet confident smile, it is hard to tell Cai’Mei ZHAO used to be a poor rural women. Nevertheless, this was a...
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Information on horticulture
Fruit and vegetable production is promoted by many IFAD-supported projects.   These crops (and other horticultural enterprises such as spices and flowers) allow farmers with limited land to intensify production and generate a significant volume of food and/or income.   In a recent lecture, Dyno Keatinge, the Director General of AVRDC (the World Vegetable Center) described...
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IFAD is there, even in the remote villages of Orissa
Posted by Timothy Ledwith Friday, September 6, 2013 on IFAD web site http://ifad-un.blogspot.it/2013/09/ifad-is-there-even-in-remote-villages.html By Antonella Cordone ORISSA, India – Greetings from Orissa, where the Joint Supervision Mission for the Orissa Tribal Empowerment and Livelihoods Programme (OTELP) is finalizing its work. This IFAD-funded project started in 2009 in seven...
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Love song by project staff
  The project participants had nice entertainment sessions in-between intensive group works where they sang traditional Nepali love songs. Listen to this one from Deuda tribe from the far-western part of Nepal which starts with, “You were beautiful, well dressed and went to the temple for me. You adored me, put your hands on my head … and your love tainted my heart..” ...
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