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The Big Potential of Small Fish - A Discussion with the WorldFish Center about their IFAD-Supported Work in Bangladesh
Small fish species are an integral part of the diets of many living in coastal or water-rich areas of the developing world. They provide important proteins, essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals to compliment the consumption of carbohydrate-rich staple foods such as rice or maize. But paradoxically, even as rural fishers are beginning to improve their livelihoods by engaging in...
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Focussing on rural youth – Discussion event at IFAD
Worldwide, there are 1.2 billion young women and men between the ages of 15 and 24, 85 per cent of whom live in developing countries, often in rural areas. IFAD’s project portfolio includes a number of activities that focus explicitly on supporting rural youth, such as the establishment of young farmer clubs in Cambodia, business training in Vietnam and on Fiji, a youth employment programme in...
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The Livelihood and Poor Men’s Cow in Mid-western Region of Nepal
Goat is one of the most dominant ruminants in Nepal. Goat keeping is an integrated approach for majority of farmers and handy source of money in need and is being effective for poverty reduction and food security improvement. Goat meat is second largest consumed meat and contributes about one fifths of the total meat produced in the country. The goat is popularly known as the poor men’s cow...
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7 ways to make a success story interesting
Writing success stories is not only about showcasing the difference your programme is making in people’s lives, but it is also about grasping the attention of readers and creating a bandwagon effect. When a dog bites a man, it’s not interesting. However, if a man bites a dog, it not only becomes interesting but also gets the attention of a wider audience. To make your stories stand out...
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How to build sustainable business links for smallholder farmers: value chain development in Bangladesh
  Small farmers are always linked to the local private sector, at the time when they buy input and tools from suppliers and when they sell their produce to traders and sellers. But often these linkage are not strong enough to secure high quality input and the necessary technical knowledge, hindering small farmers to increase their productivity and diversify into higher value agriculture...
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