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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...

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...

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...

Objective: To determine community member and policy maker priorities in improving maternal health in rural Tanzania. Methods: The present participatory action research project was conducted in Rorya District, Mara Region, Tanzania, between November 20 and 25, 2015. A convenience sample of four...

Grameen Foundation, Farm Radio International and other partners implemented the project "Achieving Impact at Scale" from 2015 to 2018 18. The project was implemented through the ADVANCE II project implemented by ACDI VOCA. The Objective of the project is to test the scale up of AgroTech, an ICT...

This project is developing new strategies to help farmers control Côte d'Ivoire Lethal Yellowing disease (CILY). Without urgent action, the disease will decimate coconut crops by 2020. CILY is associated with phytoplasmas, insect-transmitted organisms that devastate various crops worldwide....

More than 50,000 farmers in Nigeria and Benin are helping another 200,000 farmers learn how to use less fertilizer to produce higher yields and better quality vegetables. Simple agronomic practices have shown to increase incomes 30-90% and reduce fertilizer costs by 22% for thousands of West...

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