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The research will test a range of agricultural innovations for inclusion in a sustainable agriculture kit (SAK) containing drought-resistant and soil-nourishing legume seeds that enhance yields and nutrition and grow well on terrace edges and walls. To scale up the results, the project will also...

Even though farming is the primary or secondary occupation for most households in rural Nepal, marketing of agricultural tools and inputs have not taken off. The market of input and equipment supply has concentrated only in the flatlands of the Terai and near cities. The rural hills, where...

Adoption and impact of Open Educational Resources (OER) in the context of Research in Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D) are reviewed in this presentation. Reasons for lower OER adoption in the global south include: relevance of OER for various contexts; policy influence -...

Despite much progress in monitoring women's economic empowerment, there are large data gaps with respect to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) particularly in low-income countries. Measures and measuring tools may not be meaningful unless they are closely aligned to a specific context. This is...

Contrary to economists' hypothesis that trade liberalization would reduce discrimination—including gender bias—through increased competition, Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW) research shows that impacts vary: in a globalized economy, social protection and wage equity policies...

This phase of the project builds on a market approach by drawing on expertise of the financial services industry to expand fisheries and aquaculture farms in the Bolivian Amazon. Entrepreneurs, mostly women, will receive training in business planning, management, and marketing, as well as access...

This annex report highlights final meetings and workshops such as: Scaling-up innovations for rural development and Food and nutrition security; Innovation and Public Policy; and AGRICSAN 2018 Scaling-up of innovations for rural development and food security and nutrition, part of the larger...

The conventional manner of innovation development and deployment have not been able to address the old and new needs of terrace farmers. The SAK Nepal project took a new approach to address their needs. Instead of trying to guess the innovations that may work, we as implementers introduced and...

An ethnobotanical survey was conducted in the mid-hills of Nepal to identify genetic resources of dry-season legumes. An automated irrigation system was developed to precisely water potted plants and facilitate screening candidates for traits conferring drought tolerance. Legume productivity in...

This project brief describes how NINFoods, a business subsidiary under Vietnam's National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) and the Ministry of Health, is working with Canadian researchers to bring sustainable nutrition solutions to rural Vietnam. These include the direct procurement of crops through...

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