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Linking Fiji’s farmers to profitable markets (Part 2)
This is the second part of a two-part Blog based on recent experiences in Fiji with the formulation of the Fiji Agricultural Partnerships Project (FAPP) In Fiji, as in the rest of the world, linking farmers to new markets is certainly not easy. Farmers and traders often distrust each other, but unless trust relations can be built up the two parties won’t be able to work together and Fiji...
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Linking Fiji’s farmers to profitable markets (Part 1)
This two-part Blog looks at ways of promoting market linkages between small-scale farmers and commercial markets in Fiji. It draws on work done by several consultants during the design of the Fiji Agricultural Partnerships Project (FAPP) Domestic markets offer considerable potential… When tourists fly into Fiji it is not unusual for much of their food to fly in with them. Hotels and...
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Rural transformation needs holistic approaches?
By Anura Herath I have had the “golden opportunity” to listen to a great keynote speech delivered by Professor M S Swaminathan, one of the world authorities in rice breeding research. He spoke at the Regional Workshop organised by IFAD’s Asia and the Pacific Division in Siem Reap, Cambodia on 2 - 4 December 2014. The theme of the workshop was “Transforming Rural Areas: Strategic...
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Families face high food prices up to eight months after climate shocks in Bangladesh
  People affected by flood, drought and cyclones in Bangladesh struggle with price peaks on food for up to eight months after the shocks, a new study has found recently. Data also demonstrates higher levels of acute undernutritionemerging in the wake of suchclimate-related events. The research,which sheds light on the impact of climate-related shocks and stresses on food security and...
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IFAD Nepal Second Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Workshop
IFAD Nepal Second Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Workshop The second Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Workshop was held on 23 and 24 September 2014 at Poverty Alleviation Fund (PAF) Meeting Hall in Tahachal, Kathmandu. The workshop was hosted by High Value Agricultural Project (HVAP), and facilitated by the IFAD country office. The main objective of the...
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