FoodSTART+ innovation presented and discussed at the IFAD Mekong Knowledge and Learning Fair

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FoodSTART+ joined the Mekong Knowledge and Learning Fair (MKLF) held on July 4-6 in Da Nang, Vietnam. The MKLF, organized by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), gathered 130 participants from IFAD supported grant and loan projects across the region. Dr. Diego Naziri, Project Coordinator, and Mr. Brice Even, Vietnam Country Facilitator represented FoodSTART+ at this important event. Themed … Read More

Hoan and sweetpotato: a sweet, budding love affair

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How sweetpotato provides better incomes for farmers in Quang Binh Written by Hang Thi Le A single parent to two children, Nguyen Thi Hoan from Village 6 in Quang Thach commune, Quang Trach district, Quang Binh province is a hardworking, open-minded farmer. Having migrated from another commune into Quang Thach, she owns small parcels of land – 1,500 m2 in … Read More

FoodSTART+ organizes exchange visit to Climate Smart Village for farmers and agriculture extension workers

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  The Food Resilience Through Root and Tuber Crops in Upland and Coastal Communities of the Asia Pacific (FoodSTART+),  Sustainable Development for the Poor (SRDP),  The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), and the Farmers Union of Ha Tinh province organized an exchange visit to the My Loi Climate Smart Village (CSV) in Ha Tinh on 22-23 April 2018. The exchange visit … Read More

FoodSTART+ and SOLID Build Capacity of Facilitators for Farmer Business School Approach in Indonesia

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The Food Resilience Through Root And Tuber Crops In Upland and Coastal Communities of The Asia-Pacific (FoodSTART+), and Smallholder Livelihood Development Project (SOLID), both International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-funded grant and loan projects respectively, are jointly collaborating to implement the Farmer Business School in Maluku and Maluku Utara provinces. As the first step in this process, FoodSTART+ and SOLID … Read More

Learning Together Gender in Agriculture: FoodSTART+ Project Staff and Partners Attended a Social and Gender Training in Hanoi, Vietnam

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The Food Resilience Through Root and Tuber Crops in Upland and Coastal Communities of the Asia-Pacific (FoodSTART+) project staff from India, Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines and a representative from the partner International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) investment Sustainable Rural Development for the Poor (SRDP) project took part in a back-to-back Gender Training and Workshop held on 11-13 December … Read More