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Co-adaptation includes rewards for environmental services
A new book from the World Agroforestry Centre, titled, How trees and people can co-adapt to climate change: reducing vulnerability in multifunctional landscapes , was released just in time for the 17 th Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change , which was held in Durban, South Africa, 28 November to 9 December 2011. Edited by an...
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A few thoughts and observations from a KM Practitioner
Last week at IFAD I had the chance to attend the staff retreat of the Strategy and Knowledge Management Department at IFAD led by the new department head Mr. Carlos Sere.  This led me to try to jot down a few reflections on my work and KM at IFAD lately. I thought it might be worth sharing them here.  People in PMD learn most and learn best on a  “need to know”...
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Success story of the "Young Professional Programme" RMLSP-Afghanistan
As an experienced professional I welcome very much the initiative taken through the RMLSP programme in Afghanistan of providing the opportunity to young professionals recently graduated to gain valuable 'hands on' experience in the field. They are funded through the programme core budget for a specific period of time which usually is a year. Through the Livestock Support Component we...
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Developing Pro-poor Agricultural Value Chains
Are you working on Pro-poor Agricultural Value Chains?  Then you might want to hear what people are saying in India on the Solution Exchange.  The Solution Exchange is a UN-sponsored online space where development professionals with similar interests connect to share knowledge. It started in India, where the value chain discussion is going on within the Food and Nutrition...
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IFADAsia: Building our community through ratings & comments
You may have noticed that with each type of user-created content in IFADAsia, we tell you how many comments have been made about it, and also display the star rating. I just wanted to add a few words about why this is there, why it's important, and how useful it can become for our community.   Undoubtedly social media has many benefits - it's democratic, cheap and makes communication...
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