Blog entries from: IFAD social reporting blog

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September 16 2014

September 12 2014

From IFAD social reporting blog Fri Sep 12 2014, 08:53:00

Written by Miriam Cherogony

The 6th China-Mozambique-IFAD South-South Cooperation workshop held in Maputo, Mozambique on 4-8 August 2014 conference focused on three important policy reforms in China that resulted in unblocking agricultural development and the China Africa Development Fund (CADFund).

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From IFAD social reporting blog Fri Sep 12 2014, 08:05:00

Written by Mariana Castro Álvarez

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September 8 2014

From IFAD social reporting blog Mon Sep 8 2014, 08:06:00

The young lady is holding two or three ears of corn in her hands, which she has chosen from a selection on display on a white cloth spread on the floor, and she is pointing at kernels of different colours, mentally counting them up. "Do you think this one is good enough? Can we win with this one?" - she asks to another girl, who is producing more cobs from a large bag, and adding them to the collection. "Take that one, that one is even better" - is the reply.

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September 3 2014

From IFAD social reporting blog Wed Sep 3 2014, 17:40:00

By Susan Beccio and Antonella Piccolella

This week, a dedicated group of IFAD colleagues and partners participated in the International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Apia, Samoa. It was an action packed week with a number of highlights. The opening of the conference began on Sunday night, with a ceremony and a traditional fire dance.

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August 31 2014

August 29 2014

From IFAD social reporting blog Fri Aug 29 2014, 09:27:00

*Originally published hereon the CCAFS blog

As year 2015 has been earmarked as the International Year of Soils to highlight the urgent need for better soil management, many are promoting conservation agriculture (CA) as a key solution for African farmers. Yet, a slow adoption in sub Saharan Africa raises questions on the effectiveness of CA and the true value of such cropping practices for smallholder farmers. A new CCAFS report, based on collaboration with IFAD and CIRAD, gives some answers.

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August 28 2014

August 22 2014

From IFAD social reporting blog Fri Aug 22 2014, 06:01:00

What is better than cash you may ask? Electronic payments of course! Easy question, easy answer, anything else you need to know?

Actually, there is a lot more to it than that and that's why the Rural Finance Thematic Group and the Better than Cash Alliance held a seminar at IFAD on 21 August.

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