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Improving gender equality in Bangladesh
Gender equality is an essential component for sustainable economic development, and empowering rural women is vital to enable poor people to improve their livelihoods and overcome poverty. IFAD is addressing gender inequalities and discrimination by focusing on areas which can empower women economically and socially, including access to land, water, education, training, markets and financial...
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Apples Farming Empoweres Women in Jumla, Nepal
JUMLA, Aug 31, 2016: Last year, Rama Bhandari, a local of Patmara VDC in Jumla district, produced 900 kg of apples and earned Rs 450,000. That money enabled her to pay for her children's education and purchase kitchen necessities like salt and oil throughout the year. Her production is even greater this year. “Not just the production, prices of apples has also improved. I'm confident...
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A few degrees make a big difference for Apple Producers in Jumla, Nepal- A Case Study of Zero Energy Cellar Store Promoted by HVAP
While analysing the district wise context in Nepal, Jumla is one of the remote mountainous district facing massive post-harvest losses especially on Apple. For the livelihood subsistence, apple is the most important crop in terms of area, production and household economy in Jumla. But most production units are small and often located in isolated and inaccessible areas where infrastructure such...
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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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