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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...

La investigación puede cambiar el mundo. Podemos reconocer este potencial en el creciente valor de la inversión de carácter público, privado y filantrópico en la investigación para el desarrollo (R4D). No obstante, junto con estas inversiones se plantean interrogantes a los que la comunidad...

Bangladesh has made reasonable progress in policy planning for implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Mapping of stakeholders in the public sector has been done, including identification of data gaps. However, relatively less progress has been made in multi-sectoral engagement...

This report reviews the research portfolio of the Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW) program dealing with macroeconomic issues. The GrOW portfolio includes 10 studies on enabling factors linking growth to women's economic empowerment. The paper lays out some of the key findings,...

Successful agricultural practices provide visible benefits, obvious to the innovation users as well as their neighbours. Farmers give high ratings to tools included in sustainable agricultural kits (SAKs) that reduce drudgery, have multiple uses, and are affordable. Terrace farming productivity...

Based on the urgency for increased access to maternity care through Primary Health Care (PHC) the project intends to identify supply and demand factors that prevent Nigerian women from using PHCs for maternal and early new-born care, and to test innovative and community relevant interventions...

Practical innovations are helping to increase millet consumption and farmer incomes by making it easier to process, sell, and consume millets. New post-harvest processing equipment reduces dehulling time by 70-90%, freeing up women for other agricultural and entrepreneurial activities; better...

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