This video is an interview with the designer of a low cost portable biogas system (flexi biogas) which is being promoted in Kenya, and also scaled up to other countries including Rwanda, India and Mali. This project was supported through DFID and IFAD IMI (Innovative Mainstreaming Initiative) funding.
Encouraging innovation and project financing through "competition"
Improving Market Participation of the Poor in Tra Vinh project (IMPP-TV) is supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a UN's rural poverty agency. The objective of the project is to contribute to improving a sustainable income for the poor in rural areas in Tra Vinh. Project activities are built around supporting the poor so that they could access and participate in different markets inside and outside the province. The project ended on December 31, 2012, and achieved most of the targeted objectives. There are many innovative activities and models which should be studied and replicated.
A very innovative and effective activities of IMPP project, is changing the fund of business development and market linkages from the form of "non-competitive" to "competitive". One of the ways the project helped rural farmers to become more competetive was through a learning mission to Peru, where they saw first hand how farmers in South America are using competitive models to build rural empowerment.
This video has been subtitled to Spanish, you can watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfyg-HmUuqg
by IMPP TV, IFAD and PROCASUR
More information at: asia.procasur.org
Love him or hate him, Bono gives a fairly inspiring talk about the progress which has and continues to be made in the fight against poverty. Along the way he makes a few good points about the importance of information and knowledge sharing, use of technology and the need for evidence and facts.
The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security promote secure tenure rights and equitable access to land, fisheries and forests as a means of eradicating hunger and poverty, supporting sustainable development and enhancing the environment. They were officially endorsed by the Committee on World Food Security on 11 May 2012. Since then implementation has been encouraged by G20, Rio+ 20, United Nations General Assembly and Francophone Assembly of Parliamentarians.
In this video, participants of the October 2011 intergovernmental negotiations on the Guidelines express their opinions on the importance of the Guidelines, their development process and how they can be implemented.
See the Resources section to read the guidelines.