The webinars explore operational examples and experiences of project implementation. Participants and presenters exchange about initiatives on the ground and discuss topic specific agriculture and rural development issues.
15 Nov 2016|Youth unemployment is a critical challenge in developing nations. Within rural areas, the participation of youth in agriculture is declining due to the increased number of young people moving to seek opportunities in the cities. Few young people envision their future in agriculture and in rural areas, partly because farming has an undesirable image of laborious work and poor returns.
15 Sep 2016| With the growing concerns about land grabbing for large scale-based investments, an increasing number of donors and researches are trying learn more about how certain mechanisms in development cooperation may affect peoples’ rights to land.
10 Aug 2016|Inclusive agribusiness is one perspective from which to view transformations in the agriculture and food sectors, and one which is gaining a lot of support amongst donors, as well as private sector groups in recent years.
26 Jul 2016|ValueLinks is the name given to a systematic compilation of action-oriented methods for promoting economic development with a value chain perspective. The manual is used to enhance employment and business income of micro and small-sized enterprises and farmers by promoting the value chains they are involved in.
13 Jul 2016 | Victor Pinga presented the Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) project, a USAID-funded cooperative agreement to strengthen global and country efforts in scaling up high-impact nutrition practices, and policies.
13 Jul 2016 | Peg Willingham from HarvestPlus presented the nutrition-specific biofortification approach that seeks to improve the nutritional status of billions of people using biofortification to breed higher levels of micronutrients directly into the key staple foods that they consume.
14 Dec 2015|Year after year, the rhetoric on gender equality has gained recognition, however the financial backing it has received has not matched the height of the talk. Financing for gender equality is the means to ensure that women’s needs are met in development planning.
18 May 2015|The current lack of transparency in agricultural value chains in the East African Community has largely obscured farmers from knowledge of the actual market prices, which has allowed intermediaries to capture majority of the profits made.