Fighting poverty with bamboo

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International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

This brief describes the activies carried out by the project: South-South knowledge transfer strategies for scaling up pro-poor bamboo livelihoods, income generation and employment creation, and environmental management in Africa. The project, funded by the European Union and IFAD and implemented by the International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR), targeted three countries – Ethiopia, Madagascar and Tanzania. This project aims to Contributing to higher productivity and incomes, it fully conformed to the strategy of the EU-IFAD agriculture research for development programme (AR4D). It built on valuable lessons learned, provided a framework for a corporate portfolio of agricultural research projects and contributed to projects in other IFAD regional divisions

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