Farmers in Quang Binh province learn everything there is to know about sweetpotato

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Farmers in Cao Quang and Quang Thach communes in Vietnam’s Quang Binh province participated in a 3-part training activity on sweetpotato, held over a total of seven days in September, November, and December 2017. Facilitated by a group consisting of a senior agronomist from the International Potato Center (CIP), a plant breeder from the Field Crops Research Institute (FCRI)-Vietnam, an … Read More

Let’s Learn Together: FoodSTART+ Conducts Cross-Learning Visit on Farmer Business Schools for Partners

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More than 40 staff of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) investment projects (from India, Indonesia and Philippines), International Potato Center (CIP), and International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) participated in the Farmer Business School (FBS) Cross-Learning Visit to Manila, Tarlac, and Benguet in the Philippines on 23 to 30 January 2018. Organized by Food Resilience Through Root and … 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

CIP-FoodSTART+ and FishCORAL Collaboration to Implement the Aqua-based Business School in Coastal Communities

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The CIP-FoodSTART+ and FishCORAL, both IFAD-funded grant and loan projects respectively, jointly organized and facilitated the FishCORAL’s Aqua-based Business School (ABS) Training of Facilitators (TOF) held on 17-21 December in Davao City, Philippines. ABS, a brand-new participatory learning approach, is an adaptation of  the International Potato Center‘s (CIP) Farmer Business School (FBS) tailor-made for FishCORAL in the Philippines. The trainees … Read More

FoodSTART+ hosted the CCAFS-SEA gender writeshop

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The Food Resilience Through Root and Tuber Crops in Upland and Coastal Communities of Asia-Pacific (FoodSTART+) implemented by the International Potato Center (CIP) hosted the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security-Southeast Asia (CCAFS-SEA) Writeshop on Climate Change, Gender Roles and Adaptation Strategies. This writing workshop was held on 3-5 October 2017. Dr. Thelma Paris, a former … Read More

FoodSTART+ staff shares expertise in FishCORAL’s nation-wide Business plan development training

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The Fisheries, Coastal Resources, and Livelihood Project or FishCORAL is one of FoodSTART+’s IFAD-investment project partners in the Philippines. FishCORAL is present in 4 regions in the country: the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), Region 5 (Bicol region), Region 13 (CARAGA region), and Region 8 (Eastern Visayas) – where the project partnership originated. The FoodSTART+ partnered with FishCORAL in … Read More

Empowering Bohol’s FBS Facilitators through cross-farm visit in Leyte and Samar, Philippines

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Experience is the best teacher. As true as the saying goes, a cross-farm visit was conducted on May 30 to June 2, 2017 in the provinces of Leyte, Samar and Easter Samar to expose the Farmer Business School (FBS) facilitators, people’s organizations (POs) leaders and the Integrated Natural Resources and Environmental Management Project staff of Bohol to the completed/on-going FBS groups … Read More

FoodSTART+ conducts 2nd Partners’ Meeting in Hanoi

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Partners and stakeholders from the different country sites of Food Resilience Through Root and Tuber Crops in Upland and Coastal Communities of the Asia-Pacific (FoodSTART+) converge for the 2nd Partners’ Meeting on 8-11 May 2017.  FoodSTART+ project partners present in the meeting were representatives from Megha-LAMP in India, SRPD in Vietnam, and FishCORAL and INREMP both from the Philippines. IFAD … Read More

FoodSTART+ and FishCORAL Capacitate Facilitators for Farmer Business School Approach

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Food Resilience Through Root And Tuber Crops In Upland and Coastal Communities of The Asia-Pacific (FoodSTART+) and Fisheries, Coastal Resources and Livelihood Project  (FishCORAL) followed up the successful Value Chain Training last September 2016 with a Training of Facilitators (TOF) of Farmer Business School (FBS) with Gender and Climate Change Perspectives conducted on April 3-7, 2017 in Leyte Park Hotel, … Read More

FoodSTART+ and Megha-LAMP learning workshop on Value Chain Approach and Farmer Business School

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MEGHALAYA, June 2016 – Following the scoping study conducted by FoodSTART+, as led by Dr. Anatharaman, late 2015 in Meghalaya, a learning workshop on Value Chain Approach and Farmer Business School was conducted in Don Bosco Pastoral Assembly, Shillong, Meghalaya, India from June 13 to 17, 2016 by IFAD grant project FoodSTART+ to IFAD investment project Megha-LAMP. The learning workshop … Read More