More than 360 participants from IFAD, FAO, DAR, DA, DSWD and their Philippine network partners composed of the national government and line agencies, local government units, congress, financial and donor agencies, private/business sector, academe, media, CSO and PO delegates attended the “IYFF Knowledge and Learning Market-Policy Engagement” from 24-25 November 2014 held at 2nd Floor DA-BSWM Convention Center in Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines.
On it's 8the year, Knowledge and Learning Market was held as pre-activity to the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) Global Closing held in Manila, Philippines on 27 November 2014.
I'm sure many of you have seen this when it first came out, but I only saw it today, thanks to my colleague Rima Alcadi. It's really inspiring to hear about this young boy who taught himself to build an electricity generating windmil for his parents' home in Malawi.
This video shows the Participatory Guarantee System developped by POETCom as it is being applied with papaya growers in Sabeto, Fiji
Neglected and Underutilized species (NUS) are crop species that require much less input from farmers. NUS crops compared to mainstream crops make it easier for farmers, especially in dry land areas in Africa. Gus Le Breton explains that "Historically there hasn't been much of a market for them and the challenge for us is to try to turn these into marketable products, where farmers can grow them and know that in the process of doing so, they can actually earn a living as well as maintain a good nutrition and health."
This video was produced with financing from NORAD and the Norwegian Children and Youth Council.