Changing perspectives, changing lives: The Farmer Business School experience

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The Farmer Business School (FBS) has gone a long way in the Philippines since introduced by the International Potato Center in 2012. Hopes were kindled through the opportunities offered by the FBS. The comprehensive training allowed farmers to become entrepreneurs, develop new products and enter the market. At the end of the FBS process, a business launch is held as … 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

CIP and CTCRI collaborate to build capacities in value addition and entrepreneurship development in tuber crops

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A training on ‘Value addition and entrepreneurship development in tuber crops’ was conducted from 16th to 22nd of March 2018 by the Central Tuber Crops Research Institute (CTCRI) in Trivandrum, Kerala, India. The training is one of the activities included in the collaborative workplan between the International Potato Center and the IFAD-supported Livelihood and Access to Market Project (LAMP) in … 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