The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) launched its Asia-Pacific Regional Report ‘Leveraging Change for Better Lives’ in New York today, highlighting a string of successful programmes implemented between 2008 and 2012 in the region.
Farmers from four communities in North Malaita now know the best method to plant on hillsides, prevent soil erosion and improve their yields. This has been made possible by the establishment of demonstration plots through a national project aimed at enhancing the resilience of local communities to adapt to climate change and ensure food security.
Communities which traditionally depended on yams and taro for a staple diet have admitted switching to sweet potatoes and cassava as their farms can no longer grow the former crops.
Tuvalu is looking to trade to achieve some of its key development objectives, including alleviating poverty.
Market vendors, whose livelihoods have been washed away by the floods in Fiji earlier this month, will be employed in a special “cash-for-work” programme to assist them in rebuilding their livelihoods as well as enabling them to contribute to recovery efforts in their communities.
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism is leading efforts by the Government of Vanuatu towards capitalizing benefits for the country from its participation in the Enhanced Integrated Framework for Trade-related Technical assistance for Least Developed Countries (EIF).
Soccer viewers in Solomon Islands will soon be able to see the international soccer stars Zinedine Zidane and Didier Drogba promoting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on One Television.
The newly established Nauru Entrepreneurship Development Project commences first training sessions this week.
If you ask ten people what poverty is you are likely to get ten different answers. To measure poverty is difficult, and experts are divided on the question of how this is best done.