Bringing ICTs and Farmers together
IDRC's Shalini Kala talks about knowledge needs, flows and sharing, about the use of ICT to assist knowledge sharing to poor rural communities and the use of rigorous research to identify opportunities for the future.
From Viet Nam to Peru
The following is a short video of a Learning Route that took place in Peru in May 2011. Eleven staff from IFAD-funded projects participated in the route, together with officials from the Government of Viet Nam, administrative officers from the IFAD-supported Sierra Norte project, and an IFAD consultant responsible for the design of a knowledge management programme in Brazil.
Systematic Wheat Intensification in Rajasthan-INDIA
This video provides an overview of the livelihood interventions and their outcomes of the IFAD funded Mitigating Poverty in Western Rajasthan (MPOWER-Rajasthan). Through interview, this video provides a example of how rural poor have benefited from the Program. In Aburoad block of Sirohi district.through our FNGO Pradan,we carried out SWI demonstrations under MPOWER. •Objectives is to demonstrate in 150 farmer’s field -Productivity enhancement of wheat adopting new method (SWI) -Introducing Vegetable cultivation with advance practice -Grooming Local Resource persons to support farmers- To disseminate knowledge and skill to scale up advance practice of vegetable and wheat farming for next year. The selection of crop based on these criteria. 1. SWI (Systematic Wheat Intensification) – Major Rabi crop, food sufficiency, low cost, suitable soil. Proposed area of this activity is 20 decimal of land. 2. Cash Crop – Tomato Cultivation – Cash return, low cost, suitable land. Proposed area of this activity is 3 decimal of land.
Bayleaf Initiative
Initiative of small holder Bayleaf Farmers of East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, India for accessing the market through collective marketing and retail packaging. The small holder farmers demonstrated the ability to undertake value addition on the bayleaf and traded directly for receiving better price.
Pakistan - Successful stories from the IFAD funded AJK Community Development Program (AJK CDP)
This video provides an overview of the achievements of the IFAD funded Community Development Program in Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK), Pakistan. Through interviews to the beneficiaries, this video provides a number of examples of how rural poor have benefited from the Program.
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