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Training "Renforcement des Capacités Didactiques"

15 Experts from Mali took part in a two week long advanced training, regarding applied didactic and advisory skills at SLE. The participants expanded their expertise on how to advise small farmers in terms of using value creation chains, improving their production of potatoes and vegetables and regarding questions of irrigation. Field trips were also a part of the program, just like networking gatherings with other specialists.

The participants were agricultural engineers, lecturers and trainers of Malian training centres, agricultural schools and the University of the regions Kayes, Koulikoro, Sikasso, Ségou and Mopti.

The training program was part of the SeWoH-initiative "Grüne Innovationszentren" of the BMZ.
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AP Philippines 2015 of very high relevance with regard to expected trade liberalisation in ASEAN countries

Results from sle Overseas Project (AP) Philippines in 2015 have now been published in RURAL 21. Participants of SLE post-graduate study programme in cooperation with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) analyzed how smallscale farmers can overcome barriers to access markets. The group has also looked into future opotunities created byurban markets. Results are of very high relevevance in the face of an expected trade liberalization of ASEAN countries in 2017. The article can be accessed on the RURAL 21 homepage. The full SLE study is also available for download.



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New SLE Publication by the Research on Project Rural Transformation in Africa

The new publication by the research project on Rural Transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa is out! 'Scenario Building for Development Cooperation – Methods Paper' presents the methodological concept for the three case studies in Zambia, Benin and Ethiopia. The paper discusses existing methods in scenario building and provides a detailed guideline for the practical application of the method.
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Tropical diversity, ecology and land use - harmonizing human needs and nature

Joint DAAD-SLE TRAINING Alumni Special Project

The DAAD-funded Alumni Special Project "Tropical diversity, ecology and land use - harmonizing human needs and nature" took place from 18-27 February 2016 and represents a completely new approach within the SLE TRAINING programme.

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Preventing child labour in development cooperation - Tools and strategies for monitoring and evaluating child labour in programmes and projects of international development cooperation. A Handbook composed by a SLE-Team, commissioned by the FAO

Agriculture is the single sector that uses the most child labor, according to the 'Handbook for Monitoring and Evaluation of Child Labour in Agriculture', released by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and the Center for Rural Development (SLE). The publication addresses child labor in the crop production, livestock, fisheries and aquaculture and forestry sectors, and recommends the inclusion of anti-child labour measures in programmes and projects concerned with agricultural and rural development.

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