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Italian Chef Carlo Cracco Draws Attention to Climate Change Threats for Small Scale Farmers in Cambodia
Source Newsroom:   International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Rome, 19 April 2016   - Italian celebrity chef Carlo Cracco is working with the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development’s (IFAD) Recipes for Change campaign to highlight the threats small scale farmers in developing countries are facing as a result of climate change. The...
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RMLSP and CLAP Women Groups at the Spring Agfair
The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) held its Spring AgFair at the Badam Bagh Research Farm located in Kabul City. The Rural Microfinance and Livestock Support Program (RMLSP) and the Community Livestock and Agriculture Project (CLAP) funded by IFAD had its separate booth representing contributions in empowering rural poor women with their small business development and...
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Going Organic in the Cook Islands
On a visit to the Cook Islands in October 2015, while in Rarotonga, I had the opportunity to join our colleague Stephen Hazelman, Organic Systems Extension Officer, from The Pacific Organic and Ethical Trade Community (POETCom), and Teava Iro, founder of the Tikitaveka Growers Association, a local NGO implementing the three-year IFAD project, Capacity-Building for Resilient Agriculture...
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Weaving out of poverty and into prosperity
Story of Jahangir Carpet weaving is a traditional vocation in Afghanistan, but for Jahangir, it means much more than that. It presented him a unique opportunity to ride on the skills he inherited from his ancestors and take his family on a flight out of poverty. Moreover, he managed to incorporate his own artistry into the family vocation, turning it into a profitable business and...
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The student who left Army School of Afghanistan because of financial problems
 Story of Abdul Motableb Abdul Motaleb, 26, had to give up his studies in the Afghan Army School to take over the role of breadwinner from his aging father. When the health of his father—now 80 plus years old—began deteriorating,Abdul Motaleb knew he had to leave school and abandon his dream of completing his education. “Nowadays in Afghanistan, it is really hard to...
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