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POTENTIAL OF REPLICATION OF LOCAL COMMITTEE MODEL
  IFAD Financed “Northern Areas Development Project (NADP 1998-2009) was 1 st of its kind in the district of Diamer, Gilgit Baltistan region which introduced participatory development approach to the target community. Though the approach was unwelcomed intensely, mainly to the women inclusiveness, but the persistent efforts through dialogue with the communities, clergy, political...
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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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Mobile Technology for Farmers in Pakistan
  While mobile technology has made unprecedented impact on the lives of end consumers, the same technology is proven to show even greater impacts when integrated at the farthest end of the agriculture value chain that begins with Farmers. Farming in the developing countries, including South Asia has taken positive turns by employing improved methods such as use of chemicals, crop...
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Need for Development of Agriculture Policy in Pakistan
  Agriculture continues to play a central role in the Pakistan’s economy with pivotal impact on the socio-economic set-up. It accounts for over 21% of GDP, while employing 45% of the country’s labor force.  Agriculture sector is also the primary supplier of raw materials to the downstream industry thereby contributing substantially to the country’s exports. In 2009-10 alone, Pakistan...
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IFADAsia: Building our community through ratings & comments
You may have noticed that with each type of user-created content in IFADAsia, we tell you how many comments have been made about it, and also display the star rating. I just wanted to add a few words about why this is there, why it's important, and how useful it can become for our community.   Undoubtedly social media has many benefits - it's democratic, cheap and makes communication...
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