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Real Business Women – Business Literacy, HVAP Jumla
Real Business Women – Business Literacy, HVAP Jumla Lorina Sthapit and Kaushal Shrestha, IFAD Nepal “My husband says we have 300 apple trees. I have no choice but to believe him since I don’t know how to count,” said Mayadevi Rawat, a member of Kalika Vegetable and Fruits Production Group in Umghat VDC of Jumla District. Like Mayadevi, most women farmers of Umghat...
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IT Experts Visit IFAD-funded projects in Nepal
On behalf of IFAD Nepal Under the new IFAD-Intel Strategic Partnership, a team of five Intel information technology and project management experts engaged in an Intel Education Service Corps (IESC) project arrived in rural Nepal this week.   The team is working as part of an eAgriculture project involving Grameen-Intel Social Business Ltd. (GISB), Intel and the UN International...
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Big change from small fish
Small farmers in Dinajpur and Rangpur, two northern districts of Bangladesh are now producing Mola fish in their ponds which was earlier considered an open water fish and can’t be produced in the ponds.  But after the implementation of ‘Small Fish and Nutrition’ project , a number of farmers in two districts are enabled to produce it commercially in their ponds, while others are using it...
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Resurgence Women of Zungleng village in Bhutan through Farm Roads
By Vincent Darlong, IFAD Bhutan Zungleng village under Drepong Gewog in Mongar Dzongkhag (district) in Eastern Bhutan is about 7 hours walk to Mongar town. With the construction of the 10 km Kilikhar-Laptsa farm roads connecting Zungleng village with the main road to Mongar since June 2013 by IFAD-funded MAGIP project, the life of the people have changed. Before the village was...
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Youth in Agriculture - is the tide turning?
I heard an interesting interview yesterday on Radio Australia’s “Bush Telegraph” programme. After years of declining enrolments in agriculture courses at university level in the last 2 years enrolments are rising in Australian Universities– between 15 – 20 per cent this year! There is an interview with a young ag student and it was very interesting to hear his motivations – something for us...
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