Blog entries from: IFAD social reporting blog

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November 21 2014

From IFAD social reporting blog Fri Nov 21 2014, 03:44:00

18 November is Africa Statistics Day. The 2014 theme was "Open data for accountability and inclusiveness." To commemorate the Africa Statistics Day, the Uganda Bureauof Statistics (UBOS), shared provisional results of the 10th National Population and Housing Census, 2014. The report was launched by his Excellency the Prime Minister, Hon. Eriya Kategaya.

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November 19 2014

November 18 2014

From IFAD social reporting blog Tue Nov 18 2014, 06:48:00

Originally posted by Farming First, a global coalition for sustainable agricultural development.

In this guest post, Wafaa El Khoury, a Lead Technical Specialist at the International Fund for Agricultural Development's Policy and Technical Advisory Division, discusses the powerful effect that investing in rural infrastructure and institutions can have on smallholder farmers' lives.

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November 14 2014

From IFAD social reporting blog Fri Nov 14 2014, 06:40:00

In conjunction with the Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED), the IFAD Country Office in Uganda held the maiden annual COSOP/Portfolio review. The review meeting took place on 13 November 2014, hosted by the Ministry of Finance and chaired by the Deputy Secretary to the Treasury, Patrick Ocailap.In attendance were representatives from development partners, farmer organisations, CBOs/NGOs, and other government ministries.

For Uganda, the 2013-18 is the first results-based COSOP. The first annual review is thus an important milestone. The review provided an opportunity to reflect on implementation progress, positive trends, and challenges, and to discuss a way forward with our key partners. The highlight of the meeting was a comment by Isaac Mpoza, Ag Director, Debt ...

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November 13 2014

From IFAD social reporting blog Thu Nov 13 2014, 04:40:00

By  Jenny Ferguson

On 14-15 October 2014, IFAD Ethiopia Country Office in cooperation with the project management unit for the Community-based Natural Resource Management Project (CBINReMP) in the Lake Tana region of north western Ethiopia hosted a first quarter review workshop in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. For the first time the different project stakeholders came together to discuss their recent progress and develop a common way forward. The training on new reporting requirements will help the partners to present important project achievements more clearly, identify challenges and meet the project objectives.

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November 10 2014

From IFAD social reporting blog Mon Nov 10 2014, 11:00:00

Since the &fi;rst officially reported case in Guinea on March 21, the West Africa Ebola outbreak has spread to six countries (Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and, most recently Mali). Of the six countries, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia have been hit the hardest. At the time of writing it is thought to have infected over 13,000 people and killed almost 5,000.

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November 5 2014

From IFAD social reporting blog Wed Nov 5 2014, 09:29:00

By: Jess Morgan

The IPCC's (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) fifth assessment report is drawing to a close and with it concern is mounting for small scale agriculture and the family farming communities who depend on it.

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October 25 2014

October 24 2014

From IFAD social reporting blog Fri Oct 24 2014, 02:29:00

UN Agencies - IFAD, FAO and WFP, led by the UN Women and with the support of the African Union (AU), last week (October 15 - 17, 2014) co-hosted a Sharefair for Rural Women's Technologies in Nairobi, Kenya, the first of its kind in Eastern and Southern Africa.    The objective of the Sharefair was to showcase agricultural innovations that enhance women's access to labour-saving technologies, as the main players in ensuring family nutrition and household food security.  The event was organized to coincide with the International Day of Rural Women marked yearly on 15 October, with this year's theme, Rural Women and Agriculture; and World Food Day, on 16 October on the theme of Gender, Food and Nutrition Security.

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