The John D. Rockefeller 3RD Scholars Program
, in collaboration with the USAID-funded Climate Resilient Ecosystems and Livelihoods project
, seeks proposals for applied research on community co-management of wetlands in Bangladesh, by Feb. 13, 2015. The goal of the research is to assist local communities, the Government of Bangladesh, and funders in making better informed decisions on policies and programs to protect freshwater wetlands. Learn more about how to submit a proposal
The Royal University of Phnom Penh and Royal University of Agriculture partnered with the USAID Lowering Emissions in Asia’s Forests (USAID LEAF) program and the USAID Cambodia Supporting Forests and Biodiversity project in Phnom Penh from January 15-16 on a national seminar to introduce the USAID LEAF Climate Change Curriculum countrywide. Read more.
Winrock and Japan Tobacco International are addressing a shortage of teaching and learning resources in Malawi by training teachers to make their own resources from recycled paper.
The Agricultural Marketing Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has partnered with the Wallace Center at Winrock International to create a Group GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) Pilot Program, allowing “cooperatives, food hubs and other marketing organizations to offset the costs of GAP certification by pooling their resources together.” Read more at the USDA Blog.
The USDA-funded Philippine Cold Chain Project’s first Farmers’ Field School graduation and Harvest Festival was held on December 10, celebrating graduates — 41 of whom are women — of the Farmer Field School program. Farmers in the program completed a hands-on training course designed to improve the skills of experienced farmers, and introduce new farmers to the fundamentals of growing and harvesting high-value vegetables.
Read more from Arkansas Business about how Innovate Arkansas, a program of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and Winrock International, is helping build a tech startup scene in the state.
Winrock's John Fisk spoke at the first ever Food Tank Summit in Washington, D.C., Jan 21-22. Prior to the event, Food Tank asked Fisk five questions about the summit and building a better food system. Here's what he had to say.
Pebble toys has partnered with the USAID-funded Climate Resistant Environment and Livelihoods project to open three new centers in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Pebble will train 300 women to knit and crochet the children's toys, creating livelihood opportunities and reducing dependency on the vulnerable forests of these communities.
Visit the USAID LEAF website to view the second volume of the Gender Policy Brief — highlighting the status of gender integration in climate change and REDD+ across the Asia-Pacific region.
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