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Entries in agriculture for health (19)

Tuesday
Sep092014

Integrating Agriculture and Nutrition Programming: Approaches and Lessons Learned

  

Catholic Relief Services commissioned Tufts University to review selected CRS programs. The objective of the review was to determine the degree of integration between nutrition and agriculture and document approaches used for integrating programming. This brief describes some of CRS’ approaches for integrating agriculture and nutrition programming within the context of 4 of Herford’s Guiding Principles for nutrition-sensitive agriculture and rural development.

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Tuesday
May202014

Cultivating Change: Success Stories From the WALA and IMPACT Programs in Southern Malawi

Cultivating Change: Success Stories From the WALA and IMPACT Programs in Southern Malawi   

These success stories describe how two programs helped poor and vulnerable people to strengthen their health, agricultural livelihoods and food security in Malawi. The programs

  • helped families to grow more food,
  • guided farmers toward profitable business practices,
  • helped people to form savings groups,
  • taught families and young mothers about health and nutrition and
  • increased access to HIV services and social welfare systems.
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Friday
Sep272013

Ibyiringiro Project: Restoring Hope 2008–2013; A Case Study From Rwanda

Ibyiringiro Project: Restoring Hope 2008–2013   

CRS' Ibyiringiro project in Rwanda reached more than 12,000 beneficiaries through an integrated approach to HIV. This case study looks at the experiences of project participants during the life of the project (2008–2013).

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Monday
May132013

Wellness and Agriculture for Life Advancement Program in Malawi

Wellness and Agriculture for Life Advancement Program in Malawi  

This brief describes how CRS' Wellness and Agriculture for Life Advancement (WALA) program is helping reduce food insecurity in almost 215,000 chronically food insecure households in Southern Malawi. WALA is a 5-year integrated food security program funded by USAID's Food for Peace and managed by a consortium of nine NGOs, led by CRS.

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Tuesday
Jul242012

Program FASO

In Burkina Faso, poor soil conditions, climate change and inappropriate agricultural and health practices have increased the occurrence of drought and flooding. Program FASO offers an innovative approach to building sustainable household resilience through integrated health, agriculture and capacity strengthening.

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Thursday
Jun282012

Information and Communication Technologies for Development

Information and Communication Technologies for Development   

This paper provides a snapshot of agriculture solutions that are emerging through information and communication technologies. It describes how these solutions are beginning to be used to fight hunger, reduce poverty, advance education, protect the environment and improve health.

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Monday
Jan302012

Medios de vida: Estudios de caso de Construcciones de cadenas de valor

Desde el año 2009 hasta el 2011, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) en un trabajo conjunto con las instituciones “La Asociación de Promoción y Desarrollo - ONG El Taller” y “Caritas del Perú Sede Cusco” desarrollaron un programa “Medios de Vida” para cambiar la producción tradicional, producto diferenciador en el mercado, cadenas productivas (hierbas aromáticas, hortalizas orgánicas y lácteos) y seguridad alimentaria de los cultivos ancestrales para 15 comunidades en 10 distritos de las regiones de Cusco y Arequipa con el fin de promover la dignidad de las personas mejorando sus condiciones económicas a través de actividades productivas sostenibles y competitivas.

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Friday
Jan132012

Providing Food Assistance While Supporting Local Production

Local and Regional Procurement of food aid involves using cash resources to purchase food commodities within the country or region of programming. Two recent programs in Mali and Burkina Faso not only supplied commodities to schools but also used USDA resources to support smallholder farmers.

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Tuesday
Nov222011

Growing Gardens in Urban and Peri-urban Areas of Lesotho

Lesotho faces chronic food insecurity. Catholic Relief Services implemented an urban homestead gardening project, targeting 5,000 poor households in urban and peri-urban areas.

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Thursday
Nov172011

Combating cassava diseases to reduce food insecurity and increase incomes in the Great Lakes Region

Cassava Mosaic Disease and Cassava Brown Streak Disease have devastated the food security and income of millions of cassava-dependent farm families. The Great Lakes Cassava Initiative is combining research and development activities to respond to this crisis.

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Thursday
Jul282011

CRS Southern Africa Guidelines for Gender-Responsive Programming: How to Address Gender-Based Violence and Integrate Gender Considerations Into Projects on Agriculture & Livelihoods and Health & HIV

Understanding and addressing gender is central to CRS' mission. By providing reference and background information on some of the best thinking related to integrating gender into programs, this publication offers an accessible starting point for program mangers and staff.

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Monday
Jan312011

Boosting income of rural families to meet basic needs in Central America

CRS is working with partners to help rural families increase their income and improve their diets in remote areas of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua through the Agriculture for Basic Needs Project.

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Friday
Jan142011

Baby-Friendly Farms

This poster explains how CRS is helping women practice exclusive breastfeeding and improve their nutrition through baby-friendly farms to reduce infant morbidity and mortality in Sierra Leone.

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Friday
Jan142011

Agriculture and Environment Strategy, 2009–2014

Developed in response to major changes the agricultural sector, this document states the principles that will guide CRS' support to poor, rural, agricultural communities over the next five years and sets new goals for the agency's work in urban and peri-urban areas.

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Friday
Jan142011

Homestead Gardening

A Manual for Program Managers, Implementers, and Practitioners

This manual includes helpful programming and gardening tips to improve the performance implementation of homestead gardens. These are designed to provide insight into some of the lessons learned from implementing homestead gardening activities in Lesotho and to suggest possible adaptations or replacement materials.

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