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

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

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+ 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