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General Introduction to Poor Farmers Sharing at COSOP 2011
A very creative workshop process was expected for the COSOP last December in Phnom Penh. Adding to an original table arrangements and the facilitation of an expert team, a group of 3 poor farmers was also invited to express their feedback to national and international decision makers. To bring the voices of these poor farmers to the workshop, in total 3 provinces were selected. In these...
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Observations on Gender Sensitive Training Planning and Delivery
In December 2011, APMAS conducted a training workshop on "Training Delivery Skills” in Bangkok. The workshop was offered to professional trainers, service providers and IFAD staffs who conduct trainings in their jobs, in order to improve their training planning and delivery skills. The workshop offered a unique and effective approach of learning by doing. Participants were asked to prepare a 20...
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In Big Data, Potential for Big Division?
This article in the International Herald Tribune introduced to me the concept of "BIG DATA".  Link to article: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/13/us/13iht-letter13.html?_r=1&ref=world  . I was interested to know about Big Data because IFAD APR is working with a database web-developer Prognoz on various projects one of which relates to Open Data (see Wikipedia for definition ...
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Mountains, roads and RUPES: what’s water worth?
It’s always quite thrilling to drive along a mountain range, isn’t it? Apart from the scary (and also exciting) thought of possibly plunging over the edge of a sheer precipice, there are the magnificent views of forests, farmland, watercourses, waterfalls, towns and villages and high peaks with dramatic lighting effects. And because montane environments have their own climates that differ...
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Mountains, roads and RUPES: what’s water worth?
It’s always quite thrilling to drive along a mountain range, isn’t it? Apart from the scary (and also exciting) thought of possibly plunging over the edge of a sheer precipice, there are the magnificent views of forests, farmland, watercourses, waterfalls, towns and villages and high peaks with dramatic lighting effects. And because montane environments have their own climates that differ...
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