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Stories of households in poverty [4]: Household of Mathiben Garwal at Kankari Dungari village, district Dahod, Gujarat

Some time ago I studied some households living in multi-dimensional poverty conditions in various states. I spent a considerable amount of time with all the members of the families, and accompanied working members to their places of work. 2,995 more words

Blowing up in the Philippines

Balloon Ventures has partnered with the British Council in the Philippines to pilot the programme in Baguio City this year.

We have recruited 12 fellows from the UK and China who will be working with 23 local entrepreneurs, ranging from ages 19 to 36. 165 more words

Entrepreneurship

Stories of households in poverty [2]: Champaben Palas at Andhari village, district Dahod, Gujarat

Some time ago I studied some households living in multi-dimensional poverty conditions in various states. I spent a considerable amount of time with all the members of the families, and accompanied working members to their places of work. 2,824 more words

Thoughts on Right Livelihoods

Part of the reason why I started the diploma is to figure out a ‘right livelihood’: a career or vocation that was sustainable, gave back more than it took, was enjoyable and wasn’t causing harm to anyone. 493 more words

Liberation

Easing bottlenecks to uptake of dairy farming in western Kenya

The western region of Kenya is not a traditional dairy production area, albeit having substantial resources that can support dairying. The region has, in the past, been left out of most dairy development initiatives in the country and its potential to contribute to the dairy sector, which accounts for 8% of Kenya’s GDP, is yet to be fully exploited. 581 more words

East Africa

Tackling invasive species to protect farmer incomes and livelihoods

“I have suffered losses amounting to 90%. I have no other source of income apart from tomato farming. I was relying on this crop to feed my family. 478 more words

Invasive Species

The three Cs of the Invasives’ programme development: concepts, compromise and coffee

Since March 2016, I have been working as the programme support manager for the multi-sectorial development initiative called the Invasives programme. Our new Invasives initiative will be undertaking regional, national and local technical and partnership activities to deal with some of the worst biological invasions that are threatening livelihoods in poor rural areas. 657 more words

Invasive Species