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Increasing access to improved grain storage metal silos in Ethiopia

A youth group comprising four members was established three years ago in Ethiopia, Durbete, South Achefer district with the support of a project which aims to build the capacity of farmers and extension workers to reduce post-harvest food losses. These young people were drawn from rural communities and were unemployed despite having completed vocational training on metalwork …

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FAO Farmers’ Field School empowered Kawkab to become a community leader

17/01/2023: Kawkab Al-Yassin’s entrepreneurial initiative in rural Homes has been a lifeline for her neighbors. The mother of three from west Al-Farhaniyah, rural Homs, is making use of her knowledge to manage a production network of ‘mooneh’ – homemade preserved food-, and has successfully used this initiative to create up to 14 jobs for women …

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Participants at the National Policy Dialogue on Field schools in Uganda

POLICY ISSUES FOR IMPROVING MONITORING AND LEARNING IN THE FIELD SCHOOLS

Monitoring and evaluation are important, yet, frequently neglected functions. Many organizations have been running farmer field schools over the years but only little/no monitoring and evaluation have been carried out because of many implementation problems and lack of realistic framework. This article highlights constraints to and issues for improving monitoring and evaluation. The methodology adopted …

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BIO4Africa report outlines inclusive and sustainable bio-based business models for rural Africa

Field testing of bio-based technologies is underway at the BIO4Africa test sites in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Senegal and Uganda. Now attention has turned to the inclusive and sustainable business models that will secure the technologies’ long-term contribution to food and nutritional security and incomes across rural Africa. AFAAS presents the outline for the business models …

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