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6th Knowledge and Learning Market: Value chains demystified
   Levelling off the participants of the 6th Knowledge and Learning Market of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) was the session on demystifying value chains towards a market-driven IFAD impact pathway. Majority of the KLM6 participants were the implementers of IFAD-funded grant and investment programs with the government of the Philippines.  ...
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Smart Financing in the Pacific
  Peter M. lives and works in Auki, the capital of Malaita Province, in the Solomon Islands.  He’s a beneficiary of the Rural Development Programme (RDP) a $30 million initiative co-financed by the World Bank, AusAid, European Union and IFAD, which has been supporting remote communities, rural populations and small businesses since 2009. Peter's core business is collecting copra from...
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The delivery challenge - getting goods to remote rural communities in the Pacific Islands
One of the biggest challenges for agriculture and rural development projects in the Pacific Islands, especially those with a strong community-driven development agenda, is the effective and efficient delivery of goods and services to remote rural communities. Delivering social infrastructure, in the Solomon Islands Rural Development Project (RDP), for instance, has proven to be time...
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Models of Value Chain Development in Rural China
In the recent south-south cooperation workshop, participants had a field visit in Shanxi province to see the practice of  value chain development and market access. It is quite interesting. The agri-business we visited included grain, livestock ( milk cow), and vegetables.  It was found out that there is always a " hub"  playing an important role in the value chain...
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Impact of poultry project on the lives of women A case study
Interview with a women beneficiary of Poultry project funded by IFAD at Hesarak village, Balkh district, of Balkh province This interview was conducted during my field visit to the project site. The interview will reveals some of the immediate as well as long terms impacts of the project over the lives of the women-mostly widowed. This interview was conducted with one of the...
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