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Recording the weather (Summary)

Recording the weather (Summary)

August 12, 2021

In a notebook, you can write down the predictions of the weather based on natural indicators, the actual daily weather, the farm activities and crop performance. This allows you to learn from year to year, share experiences with others and better plan for the future.

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Farmers’ rights to seed: experiences from Guatemala (Summary)

Farmers’ rights to seed: experiences from Guatemala (Summary)

May 14, 2021

We farmers, men and women, have the right to sell our seeds, and to conserve and exchange them. If they would forbid us from marketing or selling our potato seed, this would simply end our lives, because that is what we depend on.

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Farmers’ rights to seed - Malawi (Summary)

Farmers’ rights to seed - Malawi (Summary)

May 13, 2021

For centuries farmers all over the world have been the guardians of crop seed and the breeders of new varieties. Policy-makers often find it challenging to recognize farmer’s ancient rights to keep and grow their own seed in the face of commercial varieties. But farmers are increasingly aware of their rights and the importance of their own varieties. 

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Village savings and loan associations (Summary)

Village savings and loan associations (Summary)

May 12, 2021

From the moment a member has saved a certain amount, he or she can start borrowing money to run any kind of business. By saving money together as a group, we can help small businesses to flourish and help each other out in the village.

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Turning honey into money (Summary)

Turning honey into money (Summary)

April 29, 2020

Traditionally, honey was sold in the comb, but nowadays most consumers prefer honey that is extracted from the comb. This processed honey is clean and ready to use, and can be stored over a longer period of time. To ensure that honey keeps its quality, you have to respect three basic rules: harvest only honey that is mature; maintain high hygienic standards during harvesting and processing; and ensure that all equipment and packaging containers are clean and dry.

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Women in extension (Summary)

Women in extension (Summary)

March 18, 2020

Food production in women’s fields could easily increase by 30% if we paid attention to gender when dealing with these four areas: demand for training and advice; extension methods and content; access to land, inputs and credit; and access to markets. This video targets research and development organisations, as well as agricultural service providers.

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Vision becomes reality (Summary)

Vision becomes reality (Summary)

March 13, 2020

A youth association in Northern Ghana shows how self-determination and commitment backed by appropriate financial and business development services has helped members to generate additional income and sustain their group.

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