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Prawn culture in floodplain: A story of innovation
Habil Mia No Longer A Marginalized Farmer Habil Mia could not even run his family properly by cultivating his 18.8 decimal single-cropped land. A father of four children, he also went to Malaysia in search for his fortune but that did not help change his fate. He returned home and starting farming on his own land as well as other’s land as a share cropper. Later, he joined the...
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A Journey through Successes of a Development Model
  The Sunamganj Community Based Resource Management Project (SCBRMP) and its successes were little known in Bangladesh. But it was the first-ever visit of Kanayo F. Nawanze, the President of International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to Bangladesh, which brought the project to the limelight. He drew huge media attention when he, during his three-day visit in July this year,...
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CDSP-IV improves the coastal livelihoods in Bangladesh
Char Development and Settlement Project-IV (CDSP-IV) operates in the coastal district of Noakhali in Bangladesh. Its development interventions are co-funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the Government of the Netherlands and the Government of Bangladesh. Among other components like water management infrastructure, rural infrastructure, afforestation, productive...
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Failure and Success – and why we need to learn more from both
IFAD recently hosted an event titled ‘Failing forward: Can learning from failure be the key to success?’, in which Ashley Good of ' Engineers without borders ' spoke about her own experiences of failure, the challenges and the benefits associated with analysing failure in the work context. For me, the most interesting things discussed during this session were: The...
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Models of Value Chain Development in Rural China
In the recent south-south cooperation workshop, participants had a field visit in Shanxi province to see the practice of  value chain development and market access. It is quite interesting. The agri-business we visited included grain, livestock ( milk cow), and vegetables.  It was found out that there is always a " hub"  playing an important role in the value chain...
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