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After Haiyan - 'building back better' in the Philippines

After Haiyan - 'building back better' in the Philippines

Following initial life-saving support for displaced families after Typhoon Haiyan, the humanitarian charity World Vision is assessing longer-term strategies to restore farming livelihoods and improve disaster resilience in the Philippines.

Date published: January 2014

The world is your oyster - if you TRY!

The world is your oyster - if you TRY!

From just 40 members in 2007, the TRY Women's Oyster Association in The Gambia has grown to over 500 and has become the first women's group in Africa to be given exclusive use rights of a coastal fishery, under a co-management plan.

Date published: December 2013

Ghana's climate friendly cocoa

Ghana's climate friendly cocoa

A pilot project in western Ghana aims to produce the world's first climate friendly cocoa, through education of children, training for adults, tree planting and income diversification.

Date published: November 2013

Transparent trading with smartphone technology

Transparent trading with smartphone technology

The smartphone-based Virtual Cooperative software, developed with farmers in Ghana and Burkina Faso, is supporting transparent and efficient trade in cashew and shea nuts, to the advantage of both sellers and buyers.

Date published: October 2013

A determination to succeed

A determination to succeed

With mentoring support and a small grant, a young Sri Lankan woman has, within less than a year, transformed a failed coir business venture into an enterprise producing and exporting coir mattresses, coir pith and coconut husk chips.

Date published: September 2013

Unleashing Africa's agribusiness potential

Unleashing Africa's agribusiness potential

In Uganda's coffee value chain, a consortium is tapping into the potential for agribusiness to address the complex issues of unemployment, extreme poverty and food and nutrition insecurity by providing agribusiness 'incubation' - a process which nurtures young men and women entrepreneurs.

Date published: July 2013

Online guide charts progress on food and nutrition security

Online guide charts progress on food and nutrition security

The Farming First Coalition's online guide offers comprehensive analysis of 35 global and regional food and nutrition security initiatives, effectively filling an information gap as the only location where all such information is accessible in one place.

Date published: July 2013

Vietnam's cash cows - building on beef

Vietnam's cash cows - building on beef

Improved livestock management and forages have transformed cattle fattening in Vietnam's Central Highlands, earning villagers thousands of dollars and boosting the local economy.

Date published: May 2013

Combating aflatoxin - a value chain approach

Combating aflatoxin - a value chain approach

To tackle aflatoxin contamination and secure more reliable access for smallholders in Malawi to value-added international markets, a UK-based ethical trading organisation has devised an approach that tackles critical control points - including drying, sorting and storage - to stop moulds developing, and has also established a groundnut processing plant.

Date published: May 2013

Making the most of sea cucumbers

Making the most of sea cucumbers

To improve the incomes of remote Pacific island communities, fishers are being provided with support to enable them to process sea cucumbers to the high quality demanded for export, particularly to China.

Date published: April 2013

 

 

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