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Women in Value Chain of Cardamom in Eastern Nepal: reflections on challenges and opportunities in the current context

By Bishnu Raj Upreti and Sharmila Shivakoti, NCCR in collaboration with the Department of Development Studies (DDS), School of Arts (SoA) of Kathmandu University is conducting Nepal component of long term research project entitled: Feminization, Agricultural Transition, and Rural Employment … Continue reading

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Bolivian Quinoa Real in the midst of adversity

By Alejandro Romero. Thanks to the launch of the International Year of Quinoa in 2013, the Andean grain became famous and its outstanding nutritional qualities promoted. This information aroused the interest in various regions of the world that adapted it … Continue reading

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Changing role of women in high value agriculture with special focus on cardamom farming in the post conflict Nepal

The context A study on ‘Feminization of agriculture, transformation and rural employment (FATE) with specific focus on social and political conditions of asset building in the context of export led agriculture in Ilam district shows that the decade long armed … Continue reading

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The “why” lady

When a four-year old toddler run towards you and ask you why the sky is blue, why the chicken can’t fly and how we make babies, these questions will give you a headache. Still you feel you have to answer … Continue reading

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The Quinoa producing communities and the decline of the boom

Prices, sowing and the future: a question mark By Gabriela Ruesgas Over the last decade many peasant native indigenous communities in Bolivia have chosen to grow quinoa in view of the extremely high price in the global market. The prices … Continue reading

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Empowerment: Measuring the unmeasurable

My favourite graph on empowerment has been published by the World Bank a few years ago. Source: World Development Indicators, 2013 In brief, it depicts the share of female members of parliament across the regions of the world. It shows … Continue reading

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FATE is blogging

Today I wanted to write the first FATE blog. And I got stuck immediately. What should I write about? And, more importantly: how should I write it? I did what I do when I get stuck: I googled. Quickly I … Continue reading

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