Analyzing Farmer Business Schools from gender and social perspectives in Meghalaya, India

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FoodSTART+ considers gender as an important component for inclusive and equitable development. Having social diversity among group members can strengthen group activities by sharing and building on different ideas and experiences. On the other hand, social diversity involves power dynamics, and careful analysis is required to understand whether and how members participated. To explore these gender and social dimensions in … Read More

FoodSTART+ holds 3rd Partners’ Meeting in Shillong

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Delegates from various states and countries visited the beautiful hills of Shillong, Meghalaya in India as the 3rd Partners’ Meeting of the Food Resilience Through Root and Tuber Crops in Upland and Coastal Communities of the Asia-Pacific (FoodSTART+) project was held from 4 to 7 September 2018, hosted by the Meghalaya Basin Development Authority (MBDA). On the first day, the … Read More

FoodSTART+ disseminates Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) for Organic Seed Potato Production in Meghalaya

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In response to the recent policy set to become a fully organic State, a one-day training was organized by the International Potato Center (CIP) through the FoodSTART+ project, in collaboration with the Central Potato Research Institute (CPRI) and the IFAD-supported Livelihoods and Access to Markets Project (Megha-LAMP) implemented by the Meghalaya Basin Development Authority (MBDA). The training “Good Agricultural Practices … Read More