From gray to green : replanting hope in Africa’s highlands

Content In Uganda’s Kabale district, too many people had been trying to make a living from too little land. Because of overpopulation and exhaustion of the soil by intense cultivation, the area had gone into decline. Then, researchers and farmers — supported by the International Development Research Centre — joined forces to revitalize the region.
See: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/34762
Author IDRC
Contributor IDRC International Development Research Center
Year Published 2006
Type of Initiative Case Studies
Country ETHIOPIA, KENYA, MADAGASCAR, TANZANIA, UGANDA
Link http://idl-bnc.idrc.ca/dspace/bitstream/10625/34762/1/126857.pdf

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Learning in the field : Isang Bagsak helps people chart their own future

Content A new form of peer learning, developed jointly by researchers and development practitioners in Africa and Asia, uses face-to-face meetings, field practice, and Internet links to learn from each other about participatory approaches to research in natural resource management. Available also in French and Arabic.
Author IDRC
Contributor IDRC International Development Research Center
Year Published 2006
Type of Initiative Case Studies
Country CAMBODIA, VIET NAM
Country UGANDA
Link http://idl-bnc.idrc.ca/dspace/bitstream/10625/34218/1/126867.pdf

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Teaming up to harness the Nile : can water users’ associations become effective?

Content In the Nile watershed, the home of ancient dynasties, 21st century farmers struggle to find better ways to irrigate their crops. Technical solutions help, but can farmers work together to improve their livelihoods in the long term? Research support from Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) provides some critical analysis. The document is also available in French and Arabic
Author IDRC
Contributor IDRC International Development Research Center
Year Published 2006
Type of Initiative Case Studies
Country EGYPT
Link http://idl-bnc.idrc.ca/dspace/bitstream/10625/34646/1/126879.pdf

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