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October 2014

Abdual Qahir (left), president of the Horticulture Growers and Community Development, and two farmers harvest cherries using field boxes introduced by PACCD.

Farmers’ Profits Increase in Balochistan with Improved Packaging

October 22, 2014

Balochistan is the top-producing cherry region in Pakistan, and demand for cherries has been increasing for several years. However, cherries are difficult to grow and are highly perishable — often with a shelf life of less than 15 days. Up to 30 percent of the fruit is spoiled before it ever reaches market because of […]
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Winrock’s Elisa Derby co-authors article about maximizing the benefits of improved cookstoves

October 22, 2014

At a meeting of the Working Group to Address Increasing Adoption of Improved Cookstoves, co-hosted by the USAID-funded WASHplus and TRAction projects, several factors affecting successful cookstove adoption were identified. Recently, Winrock’s Elisa Derby contributed to a peer-reviewed article designed to address the most critical considerations identified at the meeting. The article, “Maximizing the benefits […]
Shanta’s husband, Jhagilal, was able to return from being a migrant laborer due to her increased income from selling vegetables.

Improved vegetable production practices increase incomes of smallholder farmers in Nepal

October 21, 2014

Shanta B.K., 33, lives in the Narpani, Arghakhanchi district in western Nepal with her husband and four children. She is a member of the Dalit community, a disadvantaged group in Nepal, but despite the challenges she faces, Shanta has been determined to improve her livelihood by becoming a commercial farmer. By participating in KISAN trainings […]
Hasina has established a thriving nursery with the knowledge she gained from project training.

Emerging From Tragedy: Tree Nursery Gives Woman New Hope, Income Source

October 9, 2014

Community Patrolling Groups (CPGs) in Bangladesh are at the frontlines of forest protection, confronting illegal logging and poachers in an effort to save forests and biodiversity in protected areas. There are 75 CPGs working to protect 43,974 hectares of bio-diverse forest areas in Bangladesh. Since CPGs began patrolling in 2006, two CPG members have been […]
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Jason Bordoff Joins Winrock International’s Board of Directors

October 6, 2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 6, 2014) — Winrock International is pleased to announce the election of Jason Bordoff to its board of directors. Bordoff accepted a five-year appointment. At Columbia University, Bordoff is a professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs, and is the founding director of the Center on Global Energy Policy. […]