INREMP and FoodSTART+ Organized Business Launch for People’s Organizations in Bohol

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The Integrated Natural Resources and Environmental Management Project (INREMP) and Food Resilience Through Root and Tuber Crops in Upland and Coastal Communities of the Asia-Pacific (FoodSTART+) successfully conducted the business launch of six (6) People’s Organizations (PO) enrolled in the Farmer Business School (FBS) last July 28, 2018 at the Island City Mall in Tagbilaran City.  The business launch showcased … Read More

The potential role of Farmer Business Schools in the Jhum cultivation system, the West Garo Hills, Meghalaya, India

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Garo people from West Garo Hills grow a variety of roots, tubers, and bananas as well as other vegetables and fruits for home consumption in their Jhum farms. By intercropping, each family grows as many as 40 types of such crops, creating dietary diversity, and sustaining food security. The Jhum cultivation system, known as slash and burn, or shifting, cultivation, … Read More

Farmer Business School groups supported by INREMP and FoodSTART+ pre-launch root crop food products at the Stakeholder Validation Workshop

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The Food Resilience Through Root and Tuber Crops in Upland and Coastal Communities of the Asia-Pacific (FoodSTART+) and the Integrated Natural Resources and Environmental Management Project (INREMP) in Bohol successfully conducted a stakeholder validation workshop last 28 June 2018 in Tagbilaran City. The stakeholder validation workshop is a culmination of Module 5 in the Farmer Business School (FBS) curriculum. It … Read More

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+ 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

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

Additional facilitators of Aqua-based Business School for Eastern Visayas and CARAGA trained

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FoodSTART+ and FishCORAL are scaling out the Aqua-based Business School (ABS) in more sites in the Eastern Visayas and CARAGA regions of the Philippines. A new set of ABS facilitators from the Eastern Visayas (30 FishCORAL community facilitators) and CARAGA region (45 participants consisting of community facilitators, gender and development focal persons, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Provincial Fisheries … Read More