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Knowledge sharing through distirbution of notebooks to the school kids
During my field visit to Bamyan province i found a very unique method of knowledge sharing that DCA is practicing. But before i jump to the method, i want to give you glimpse of Bamayn. Bamyan lies on the Silk Road which lies in the Hindu Kush mountain region, in the Bamyan Valley. The Silk Road is a caravan route linking the markets of China with those of Western Asia. Until the...
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Are high food prices good or bad?
  People normally think high food prices are bad, or at least bad to net consumers, although good to net producers. As many small holders and the poor are the net consumers, they are vulnerable to high food prices. The memory of 2008 food crisis is still fresh to many people: the high food prices exaggerated poverty and pushed more than 100 million people into hunger in 2008  (WFP,...
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Ian Thorpe writes on stories that are "Too good to be true"
In his personal web log entitled KM on a Dollar a Day, Ian Thorpe fellow UN staff member writes about the down side of success stories and how they can sometimes get in the way of really learning and improving.  I found this so pertinent to our work here in IFADAsia, that I couldnt help but re-print in full Ian's blog of today 21 June 2012.  Read and reflect... (and if you are...
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Woman champion who really makes a difference in changing the lives of rural women
Improving the nutritional status of poor rural households particularly women and children through providing them   with the skills, knowledge and initial inputs they require in order to engage in profitable dairy goat production is the core objective of the dairy goat project which is implemented in selected districts of Nangarhar and Baghlan provinces.  One of the components of...
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Media trip lessons from Jumla visit
Media trip is a time-tested tool for communicators to highlight the project successes. The journalists get to see and verify the first hand information, analyse the situation and report accordingly. We don’t need to put extra efforts to convince them to write on the subject. A recent media trip to Jumla organised by the High Value Agriculture Project in Hill and Mountain Areas (HVAP)...
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