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Film Series: Stopping Extremist Violence before It Begins

Jun 27 Posted by IRD HQ

The Sahel region of West Africa is increasingly threatened by violent extremist groups, recruitment by radical institutions, and illicit activities. These threats are exacerbated by poor economic conditions, corruption, waning pastoral livelihoods, and a growing sentiment that Islam is threatened. IRD and its partners are implementing a holistic, community-led initiative... more

Filed Under: Civil Society, Conflict Mitigation, Capacity Building, Education, Jobs, Sports for Peace, Youth, Africa, Burkina Faso, Chad, Niger

Rethinking Stability Full Conference Notes

Aug 27 Posted by IRD HQ

Notes from the full-day conference "Rethinking Stability," hosted by IRD, AECOM and CSIS on July 23, 2013. more

Filed Under: Civil Society, Conflict Mitigation, Conflict Victim Assistance, Relief to Development, Africa, Sudan, Asia & Pacific, Afghanistan, Middle East & North Africa, Iraq, The Americas, Colombia

The Cashew Cookbook

Jul 11 Posted by IRD HQ

This cashew recipe cookbook showcases over 25 recipes inspired by the best dishes presented during the course of cashew festivals held in Banjul, The Gambia, and Ziguinchor, Senegal, in early 2012. As part of IRD's Gambia River Basin Cashew Value Chain Enhancement Project (CEP), professional chefs as well as amateur cooks used their imaginations to incorporate cashew int... more

Filed Under: Food & Agriculture, Nutrition, Value Chains, Africa, Senegal, The Gambia

The Cashew Value Chain Enhancement Project

May 1 Posted by IRD HQ

The Gambia River Basin Cashew Value Chain Enhancement Project (CEP) aims to strengthen the cashew value chain and increase the incomes of smallholder cashew farmers and processors in The Gambia, Senegal, and Guinea Bissau. By increasing incomes, the project helps improve food security by providing training to cashew farmers, seeds for higher yielding varieties, new culti... more

Filed Under: Food & Agriculture, Economic Growth, Nutrition, Value Chains, Africa, Senegal, The Gambia

IRD’s Imad Abousleiman with Dolores Jordan

Feb 17 Posted by IRD HQ

ird_voices posted a photo: IRD's Imad Abousleiman with Dolores Jordan more

Filed Under: Building Infrastructure, Partnerships, Africa