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Dial 'N' for Nutrition? A Landscape Analysis of What We Know About m-Nutrition, m-Agriculture and m-Development
February 1, 2017

Dial 'N' for Nutrition? A Landscape Analysis of What We Know About ...

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"The purpose of this paper is to assist would-be implementers and evaluators to understand the landscape they are operating in, so they can design nutrition and agriculture interventions that stand the greatest chance of working, and evaluation ...

Filling Buckets, Fueling Change - Ensuring Gender-Responsive Climate Change Adaptation
January 20, 2017

Filling Buckets, Fueling Change - Ensuring Gender-Responsive Climate Change ...

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"With an explicit effort to address gender equality in the context of adaptation, the CCAF projects shifted the paradigm from focusing on women as vulnerable to directly empowering them as agents of change."

Space for Civil Society - How to Protect and Expand an Enabling Environment
January 19, 2017

Space for Civil Society - How to Protect and Expand an Enabling Environment

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"Drawing on the input of their members and partners in the field over the last few years, the faithbased networks, ACT Alliance and CIDSE, have been assessing political and social developments that have had an impact on the space for civil ...

Embracing Web 2.0 and Social Media: A Life-Changing Pathway for Agricultural Development Actors
December 14, 2016

Embracing Web 2.0 and Social Media: A Life-Changing Pathway for Agricultural ...

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“Web 2.0 and social media have become part of everyday life for most people in the developed world. But they represent a life-changing encounter for many in developing countries.” Michael Hailu, CTA Director

Lessons for Sustainability: Failing to Scale ICT4Ag-Enabled Services
December 12, 2016

Lessons for Sustainability: Failing to Scale ICT4Ag-Enabled Services

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"ICTs have undoubted potential to boost agricultural production and value chains in ACP countries. But many efforts to introduce ICTs for this purpose have not been sustainable. What can we learn from their experiences?" - Michael Hailu, CTA ...

Dimitra Clubs: A Unique Approach
December 12, 2016

Dimitra Clubs: A Unique Approach

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“Over 1500 Dimitra Clubs exist in sub-Saharan Africa today, involving about 50.000 women and men”.

What are the Barriers to Community Involvement in Local Level Disaster Preparedness Measures in Bangladesh?
November 17, 2016

What are the Barriers to Community Involvement in Local Level Disaster ...

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"Amrai Pari (Together We Can Do It)...a reality TV programme...visits communities in the areas of the country most susceptible to environmental hazards and challenges them to work together with their neighbours and local traders to make their ...

The Power of Maps - Bringing the Third Dimension to the Negotiation Table
November 2, 2016

The Power of Maps - Bringing the Third Dimension to the Negotiation Table

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"Knowledge built up over time and passed on from generation to generation represents a valuable asset for rural communities when it comes to their land and aquatic resources. Being able to collate rich spatially-defined/geo-referenced local ...

10 Things to Know: Gender Equality and Achieving Climate Goals
October 20, 2016

10 Things to Know: Gender Equality and Achieving Climate Goals

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"Climate compatible development is about transforming development pathways to face the climate problem in a way that moves beyond the traditional separation of adaptation, mitigation and development strategies. Climate compatible development ...

Gender Approaches in Climate Compatible Development: Lessons from Peru
October 4, 2016

Gender Approaches in Climate Compatible Development: Lessons from Peru

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"Women who are empowered and assume leadership roles contribute to gender-based approaches and to the outcomes of climate compatible development interventions."

Gender Approaches in Climate Compatible Development: Lessons from India
October 4, 2016

Gender Approaches in Climate Compatible Development: Lessons from India

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"Support and encouragement by facilitators, as well as attempts to build awareness amongst men and other decision-makers about how women are affected by climate change, helped a number of women to speak out, gain awareness and confidence and ...

Gender Approaches in Climate Compatible Development: Lessons from Kenya
September 22, 2016

Gender Approaches in Climate Compatible Development: Lessons from Kenya

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"Given the impact that climate change and extreme weather events are having on urban populations around the world, there is a clear need to provide more evidence to inform climate change and development interventions."

Community Participation in Developing and Assessing Household Food Security in the Highlands of Northern Thailand
August 16, 2016

Community Participation in Developing and Assessing Household Food Security ...

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"To understand what the local communities meant by food security with respect to their own context, we conducted group discussions and workshops where members of the community at each site, both man and women, participated in the discussion ...

A Gender-Responsive Approach to Climate-Smart Agriculture: Evidence and Guidance for Practitioners
June 6, 2016

A Gender-Responsive Approach to Climate-Smart Agriculture: Evidence and ...

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"Taking a gender-responsive approach to Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) means that the particular needs, priorities, and realities of men and women are recognized and adequately addressed in the design and application of CSA so that both men and ...

Examining Pathways Towards Engendered Change: Involving Men and Women in Care Work in West Nile, Uganda
June 3, 2016

Examining Pathways Towards Engendered Change: Involving Men and Women in ...

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"This case study of a value chain development (VCD) programme in Uganda argues that it is possible to change gender norms and relations that have existed for generations, and that this improves development outcomes significantly - but it takes ...

Success Stories on Information and Communication Technologies for Agriculture and Rural Development
May 31, 2016

Success Stories on Information and Communication Technologies for ...

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This Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) publication uses 7 case studies to document how small resource-poor farmers can use emerging technologies to improve agricultural productivity and value chains and to improve living standards of ...

Investigating Climate Information Services through a Gendered Lens
May 26, 2016

Investigating Climate Information Services through a Gendered Lens

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"As women farmers are often invisible, it is the responsibility of researchers, practitioners, and extension officers to tailor communication methods to women's needs so that they also can benefit from climate information services and adapt their ...

Use of Mobile Phones by the Rural Poor: Gender Perspectives from Selected Asian Countries
May 5, 2016

Use of Mobile Phones by the Rural Poor: Gender Perspectives from Selected ...

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"Mobile phones have been shown (though not uniformly) to positively contribute in various ways to rural development, from reducing information asymmetry, improving functional networks, to increasing access to services and finance. Yet a digital ...

World Survey on the Role of Women in Development 2014: Gender Equality and Sustainable Development
March 18, 2016

World Survey on the Role of Women in Development 2014: Gender Equality and ...

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"For pathways to be truly sustainable and advance gender equality and the rights and capabilities of women and girls, those whose lives and well-being are at stake must be involved in decision-making and leading the way, through community groups, ...

Kenya Extractive Industries Development Programme: Public Awareness and Community Engagement
March 18, 2016

Kenya Extractive Industries Development Programme: Public Awareness and ...

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This research report shares findings of a pilot project conducted in September 2015 by Africa's Voices Foundation which used radio and mobile phone text messaging to facilitate transparent public dialogue around potential gas and oil developments ...

Punta Fuego: Entertainment-Education Radio Drama Promotes Sustainable Fisheries in Belize: Abstract
February 18, 2016

Punta Fuego: Entertainment-Education Radio Drama Promotes Sustainable ...

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"The community-driven, participatory approach contributed to its large listenership within the fisher community (about 50 percent of survey subjects) and the significant positive change in its audience members." The focus of this presentation for ...

When the Drum Beats: Radio Drama as a Vehicle for Behaviour Change in Climate Change Adaptation amongst Rural Small Holder Farmers: Abstract
February 18, 2016

When the Drum Beats: Radio Drama as a Vehicle for Behaviour Change in ...

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"The aim of our In Kidiya Chanza (When the Drum Beats) project was to evaluate the efficacy of radio drama in strengthening the capacity of small-holder farmers to adapt to climate change in Northern Nigeria." The focus of this presentation for ...

Local Perspectives on Climate Change: Participatory Video in Somotillo, Nicaragua
February 8, 2016

Local Perspectives on Climate Change: Participatory Video in Somotillo, ...

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Participatory video (PV) is a methodology premised on particular attitudes and behaviours that value collective and consensual decision-making and equalised power relations, seeking local solutions to local problems through coming together, ...

How Radio and Distance Learning Built Skills and Knowledge for Cocoa Farmers
December 7, 2015

How Radio and Distance Learning Built Skills and Knowledge for Cocoa Farmers

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"BBC Media Action's 'Pathways to Learning' project in the Eastern region of Sierra Leone aimed to improve farmers’ skills and knowledge about cocoa farming. Evaluation work in 2015 shows how farmers and local experts feel the project has helped ...

The Impact of Climate Information Services in Senegal
October 26, 2015

The Impact of Climate Information Services in Senegal

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"Climate information in Senegal is now considered an agricultural input just like seeds, fertilizers and equipment, which are at the basis of production."

Lessons on Integrating Scientific and Community Knowledge of Climate Change to Develop Adaptation Plans in Lower Mekong Basin
October 26, 2015

Lessons on Integrating Scientific and Community Knowledge of Climate Change ...

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"Participatory processes employed in the co-development of these [community-based climate adaptation] plans are important to foster two-way learning between NGOs and communities, allowing the resulting adaptation options to gain greater support ...

Environmental Reporting and Media Development: Equipping Journalists with the Training and Tools to Cover a Critical Beat
October 23, 2015

Environmental Reporting and Media Development: Equipping Journalists with ...

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"In the coming decades, climate change is poised to disrupt the global economy....Low-income countries stand to lose the most, yet environmental reporting around the world often fails to inform the public on a level that transcends the politics ...

Assessing Participatory Development Communication as a Strategy for Agricultural Information Dissemination in Uganda
September 16, 2015

Assessing Participatory Development Communication as a Strategy for ...

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This study assessed Participatory Development Communication (PDC) effectiveness as a strategy for agricultural information dissemination (indicated in the dissertation as "AIDS", the acronym is used in this summary as well) in Uganda. It is based ...

Our Valuable Voices: Community Digital Storytelling for Good Programming and Policy Engagement
July 24, 2015

Our Valuable Voices: Community Digital Storytelling for Good Programming and ...

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"CARE believes that a vibrant, diverse society becomes stronger when everyone can equally contribute their voice to decisions that impact them."

Resilience and Humanitarian Response: Helping People Deal with Risk, Respond to Change and Cope with Emergencies
June 30, 2015

Resilience and Humanitarian Response: Helping People Deal with Risk, Respond ...

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"At BBC Media Action, the BBC’s international development charity, we believe that media and communication can help people become more resilient and recover more swiftly from disaster."

Communication for Development, Community Media and ICTs for Family Farming and Rural Development
April 15, 2015

Communication for Development, Community Media and ICTs for Family Farming ...

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"Communication for development, community media and information and communication technologies (ICTs) can help family farmers to acquire and exchange knowledge and information, strengthen rural institutions and give voice to their concerns, but ...

Testing the Influence of Radio Programs on Climate Change Knowledge: A Pilot Experience from the Congo Basin
April 9, 2015

Testing the Influence of Radio Programs on Climate Change Knowledge: A Pilot ...

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This project "has created a radio-based knowledge exchange platform with radio programming that will ultimately help strengthen the science-policy–practice dialogue involving several stakeholders, among which are local communities."

Maximizing the Benefits of Improved Cookstoves: Moving from Acquisition to Correct and Consistent Use
September 11, 2014

Maximizing the Benefits of Improved Cookstoves: Moving from Acquisition to ...

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"The goal of this article is to put forth the most critical considerations regarding cookstove adoption that were identified at a meeting of the Working Group to Address Increasing Adoption of Improved Cookstoves. The meeting was hosted by the ...

Communication for Rural Development Sourcebook
August 26, 2014

Communication for Rural Development Sourcebook

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"Today more than ever smallholders and rural communities require access to information and communication to make their voices heard and change their lives for the better. Communication for Development [ComDev] facilitates dialogue and ...

Climate Resilience and Disaster Risk Management: Stories of Change from CDKN
August 8, 2014

Climate Resilience and Disaster Risk Management: Stories of Change from CDKN

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"The process has been one of 'community-based, popular participation in policy communication, participatory awareness creation, targeted law enforcement, and community level ownership of policy processes.'" - Dr. Delali Dovie of the Regional ...

Pakistan: How the People of Pakistan Live with Climate Change and What Communication Can Do
June 24, 2014

Pakistan: How the People of Pakistan Live with Climate Change and What ...

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"How do people in Pakistan live with climate change now? How will its impacts shape their future, and how will they, in turn, shape their environment? What are the most effective ways to support people to adapt to climate change, and how best can ...

Participatory Video with Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa: Programme Report
May 9, 2014

Participatory Video with Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa: Programme Report

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This 57-page programme report shares the experience of using participatory video with farmers in six sub-Saharan countries - Angola, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, and Uganda. Five United Kingdom (UK)-based development agencies, with ...

Message Mapping
March 25, 2014

Message Mapping

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Multisectoral Action Framework for Malaria
February 19, 2014

Multisectoral Action Framework for Malaria

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This publication outlines a framework for re-structuring the way countries address malaria. It presents a menu of concrete, implementable processes and actions to transform malaria responses from being a concern of the health sector only towards ...

2013 Global Hunger Index
January 22, 2014

2013 Global Hunger Index

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"For my children to have a better future, we need to raise their awareness and educate them on disaster mitigation and management. I believe that community conflicts over forests, agricultural land, and misuse of natural resources led to ...

Community-Based Dengue Vector Control: Experiences in Behavior Change in Metropolitan Manila, Philippines
December 18, 2013

Community-Based Dengue Vector Control: Experiences in Behavior Change in ...

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This study examined responses to introducing water container management to control dengue vectors in two diverse communities in Masagana City, Metropolitan Manila, Philippines: Village A (gated community) and Village B (informal settlers ...

Agriculture and ICT in Africa: An Adventure Continues on the Road to Success [Agriculture et TIC en Afrique: Une aventure qui continue sur les rails du succès]
December 16, 2013

Agriculture and ICT in Africa: An Adventure Continues on the Road to Success ...

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Writing in French, young journalist Alain Georges Lietbouo describes some of the trends that emerged from the International Conference on ICT4ag, which was co-hosted by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and the ...

Bet on Complementarity [Parier sur la complémentarité]
December 16, 2013

Bet on Complementarity [Parier sur la complémentarité]

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This article was written in French by journalist Inoussa Maïga from Burkina Faso, who discusses strategies for using the complementarity of different information and communication technology (ICT) tools to achieve sustainable impact on farmers.

ICT Can Cut Africa's Food Import Bill - Hailu
December 12, 2013

ICT Can Cut Africa's Food Import Bill - Hailu

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"...[T]o achieve its full potential, smallholder agriculture must be transformed from a subsistence activity to a profitable, sustainable business. ICTs play a vital role in this transformation." - Michael Hailu, Director, CTA

Harvesting from ict4ag Conference
December 11, 2013

Harvesting from ict4ag Conference

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"Partnership is key. It takes partnership to have impact and it requires systematic extension. That is what we are expecting after the conference" - Benjamin Kwasi Addom, CTA ICT4D Programme Coordinator

Digital Revolution: A Value Addition Platform to the Agricultural Ecosystem
December 11, 2013

Digital Revolution: A Value Addition Platform to the Agricultural Ecosystem

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"ICT and agriculture have now found a home in each other and this is radically changing the face of a sector..."

Bangladesh: How the People of Bangladesh Live with Climate Change and What Communication Can Do
October 1, 2013

Bangladesh: How the People of Bangladesh Live with Climate Change and What ...

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"People are changing how they live in Bangladesh, more than in any other country surveyed by Climate Asia. To make more money and provide for the next generation they are supplementing their income with other work, growing alternative crops, ...

Nepal: How the People of Nepal Live with Climate Change and What Communication Can Do
October 1, 2013

Nepal: How the People of Nepal Live with Climate Change and What ...

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"Nepalis believe that temperatures have risen, rainfall has become less predictable and floods and droughts have increased during the last 10 years. People also feel the environment has changed and nearly nine in ten say that insects and pests ...

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