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Content related to: crops, livestock, fisheries, forestry, irrigation, pest control.

Agriculture continues to be the mainstay of rural livelihood in most project countries.

Climate Change & Environment

content related to: climate change, environment, including among others renewable energy, bio-fuels, bio-gas, solar energy, desertification
Many IFAD project beneficiaries live on ecologically fragile land without access to financing and infrastructure that would allow them to withstand the impact of climate change.

Community Based Development

Content related to: community-based development, including topics such as community-driven development, local development, self-help groups

Food Security & Nutrition

Content related to: food security, nutrition, food safety, food storage, consumption
Food insecurity ranges from hunger through fear of starvation to extreme famine, and can be either chronic or transitory. Despite food production increases in past decades, there are over 800 million people worldwide who are chronically hungry, and up to 2 billion people lacking food security.


Content related to: gender audits, gender balance, gender equality, gender analysis, gender checklists for agriculture, livestock, and rural enterprise, gender equity, and women's empowerment.

Information & Communications Technology (ICT)

Content related to: information technology, communications technology, internet, mobile telephones.

Indigenous People

Content related to: indigenous people, traditional societies and tribal groups including tribal development activities, empowerment, livelihoods and community development programmes.
Indigenous peoples are communities and nations who claim a historical continuity and cultural affinity with societies predating the formation of modern political states.

Knowledge Management

Content related to: knowledge management, knowledge sharing, and learning

Markets & Value Chain

Content related to: markets, marketing, value chains


Content related to: micro-enterprises, small-scale enterprises, and related entrepreneurship, business services and business development issues

Monitoring & Evaluation

Content related to: monitoring and evaluation, including issues results and impact, the IFAD Results an Impact Measurement System (RIMS), participatory monitoring, indicators, logical frameworks, and on-going, internal and external evaluation

Natural Resource Management

Content related to: The management and usage rights of natural resources such as land, water, soil, plants and animals

Policy Analysis

Content related to: policy analysis, policy dialogue and policy impact in the context of development programmes and projects

Supervision & Implementation Support

Content relating to: The IFAD supervision and implementation support processes


Content related to: remittances, money and other financial resource transfers.

Risk & Vulnerability

Content related to: issues of risk, risk management, risk aversion, vulnerability, and vulnerability mapping

Rural Finance

Content related to: rural finance, microfinance, insurance, formal and informal financial institutions, banking, lending, credit and savings

South-South & Triangular Cooperation (SSTC)

Content related to: cooperation amongst countries in Asia, Latin America, Africa, the Near East, and the Pacific.


Content relating to: the intended beneficiaries of IFAD projects including the identification of target groups, vulnerability mapping, poverty mapping, poverty assessments.


Content related to: youth and young people, including employment issues.

News News


The ROUTASIA Newsletter - January to June 2016

Display Date: 4/27/16


It is a pleasure to greet you and share the latest of ROUTASIA´s Newsletter.2016 -2020 marks a decisive period for the future of PROCASUR in the Asia-Pacific. New partners, solutions and territories are extending our scope and responsibilities, as we enter our fourth year in the region hand in hand with IFAD.

What’s in the Newsletter? ROUTASIA is reaching farther and deeper in both the South Asia and Southeast Asia clusters. Here some teasers on the newsletter

South Asia Cluster: IFAD, the HILIP Project and INAFI Bangladesh recently concluded a Route on Value Chain Development in climate change vulnerable territories. Also in Bangladesh, ALRD has trained several women groups in savings and household gardening as part of the Innovation Plan result of their exchange with Nepal.

In Nepal two Learning Routes are under way. With NACCFL as partner, the first one focuses on Rural Youth and Ethnic Groups inclusion in the Agri. Coop system. The second Route is organized with the IFAD supported HVAP Project and will showcase Off Season Vegetables VCD best practices.

South East Asia Cluster: At a sub-regional level and in cooperation with the MTCP2 and AFOSP projects, the ASEAN Learning Route on Agricultural Cooperatives brought together 30 decision makers from the farmer and government sectors. They learned directly from Philippines and Thailand today´s challenges and opportunities that the ASEAN Economic Community brings to for small famers.

In Cambodia, PADEE-PROCASUR flagship “Community Learning Centers” project has becomes part of the MAFF extension services toolkit; the contraction of farmers as services providers has shown to be sustainable and appropriate for the country context.

The intense exchange between Mekong countries continues with on Learning Route on Rural Microfinance Innovation organized for Vietnam with Cambodia as host.

This Newsletter brings you the highlights of the six last months of operations. Enjoy the reading.

You may download and share the newsletter by following this link: http://goo.gl/HZcILm