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Home gardening in Kiribati: not just growing crops
By Tokintekai Bakineti and Rosalind Kiata* Kiribati, a tiny nation with the population of 113,000 people (2015 census) living on lands inherited from their forefathers. The country could be considered the most vulnerable Pacific Island, with the lowest income per capita and a dispersed population across 33 islands, mostly inhabited, over an area of 13 million square kilometres in the...
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Why does the transfer of Agriculture Technology by Line Ministries fail so regularly?
A much over-looked reality of rural development initiatives anywhere is that when technical changes (such as attempts to improve crop yields) are introduced, to be successful and sustainable, they  must be preceded by comprehensive community engagement intended to ensure those communities are prepared, enthusiastic and able to take up those technologies.  How many apparently sound...
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