Category: Rural Development

Walking a Tightrope Under Covid-19

: Published: December 21, 2020:

TA

I have to admit, this is a somewhat attention-grabbing title for an experience report that attempts to describe the balancing act that my work as an advisor in the development sector in Mozambique in 2020 entailed. What do I mean here by tightrope walk?

I went to Mozambique at …

Learning from Failure: Control of the Pine Bark Beetle

Country: El Salvador; Organisation: Fundación Segundo Montes: : AT A GLANCE: Control of the Pine Bark Beetle in Morazán (English): : A UN VISTAZO: El Control del Gorgojo Descortezador en Morazán (Español): : Systematisation of the Learning from Failure experience: Control of the Pine Bark Beetle in Morazán (Español): :  : :  

Diego Santos and Central America: "Let's show the people that we stand with them!"

: Published: November 2, 2020:

In the midst of one meeting after the other and the thorough handover process of the Programme Coordination of the Central American Region to his successor Kristina Kroyer, Diego Santos-Santiago managed to take the time to have a chat with me, answer some questions and paint a picture of the current situation in Central America regarding our …

Good Practice: Growing Tomatoes on Contaminated Soils

Country: Mozambique; Organisation: Young Africa Agri-Tech: : AT A GLANCE: Growing Tomatoes on Contaminated Soils (English): : A UN VISTAZO: Cultivando Tomates en Suelos Contaminados (Spanish): : IN DETAIL: Growing Tomatoes on Contaminated Soils (English)

Good Practice: Collecting and Reusing Rainwater

Country: El Salvador; Organisation: FUNDESYRAM-Foundation for Socioeconomic Development and Environmental Restoration: : AT A GLANCE: Collecting and Reusing Rainwater (English): : A UN VISTAZO: Recoger y reusar aguas pluviales (Spanish): :  

Good Practice: Water Supply System for Salvadoran Community

Country: El Salvador; Organisation: ADES – Asociación de Desarrollo Económico Social: : AT A GLANCE: A water supply system for the community of Los Hernández, Cabañas in El Salvador (English): : A UN VISTAZO: Sistema de abastecimiento de agua para el caserío Los Hernández, Cabañas en El Salvador (Spanish)

Good Practice: Rainwater Management and Infrastructure

Country: Papua New Guinea; Organisation: Catholic Diocese Daru-Kiunga: : AT A GLANCE: Rainwater Management Integrated into Building and Infrastructure Projects (english): : A UN VISTAZO: La Gestión de Aguas Pluviales en Proyectos de Construcción e Infraestructura (spanischl): :  

Good Practice: Improving Market Access for South Sudanese Refugees

Country: Uganda; Organisation: PALM Corps: : AT A GLANCE: Improving Market Access for South Sudanese Refugees (English): : A UN VISTAZO: Mejora del acceso al mercado para los refugiados del sur de Sudán (Spanish)

Learning from Failure: Improving Agricultural Input Distribution

Country: Uganda; Organisation: PALM Corps: : AT A GLANCE: Improving Agricultural Input Distribution (English): : A UN VISTAZO: Mejora de la distribución de insumos agrícolas (español)

Good Practice: Enhancing Access to Land for Refugees in Refugee Settlements for Livelihood Transformation

Country: Uganda; Organisation: PALM Corps: : AT A GLANCE: Enhancing Access to Land for Refugees in Refugee Settlements for Livelihood Transformation (English): : A UN VISTAZO: Mejora del acceso a tierra cultivable en los asentamientos de refugiados para la transformación y desarrollo de los medios de vida (Spanish): :  : :  

Solutions for living in harmony with semiarid climate

: Published: October 14, 2020:

Hans Gnadlinger has been working with HORIZONT3000 for over 20 years as a TA in Brazil. At the moment he is already retired, but he keeps collaborating with national and international networks of rainwater harvesting experts.: : In our projects at HORIZONT3000 rainwater harvesting is a very current topic, which is why we ran our lastest KNOWLYMPICS under …

Good Practice: Tree Planting as a Sustainable Business for Refugees

Country: Uganda; Organisation: AFARD: : AT A GLANCE: Tree Planting as a Sustainable Business for Refugees (inglés): : A UN VISTAZO: Plantando árboles como negocio sostenible para refugiados/as (español)

Papua New Guinea - The End or the Beginning?

: Published: September 21, 2020:

A personal essay of a returnee

I am sitting in the train on my way through the beautiful Austrian alps. Lush green, blue lakes, pleasant temperatures. I’ve been back „home“ for three months now and still it makes me sad, whenever Papua comes to my mind. I decide to use the time of my train ride to put …

A day in the life of a Technical Advisor: Peter Tantius

: Published: September 15, 2020:

The Knowledge Management team is always busy trying to make knowledge transfers possible and easier between members of our community. Recently, Peter Tantius, Technical Advisor (TA) in Mozambique, has supported our intentions often. He got in touch with us in order to share several documents that he thought might be of benefit for other projects as well …

Good Practice: Transforming Livelihoods of Refugees by Easing Access to Land for Agriculture

Country: Uganda; Organisation: AFARD: : AT A GLANCE: Transforming Livelihoods of Refugees by Easing Access to Land for Agriculture (English): : A UN VISTAZO: Transformandola forma de vidade refugiados/as facilitandoel accesoa terrenopara la agricultura (Español): :  : :  

Good Practice: Permaculture promotion using the Integrated Land Use Design

Country: Uganda; Organisation: Agency For Integrated Rural Development: : AT A GLANCE: Permaculture promotion using the Integrated Land Use Design (ILUD) approach (English): : A UN VISTAZO: Promoción de permacultura usando el método de Diseño Integrado del Uso de la Tierra (Español): : IN DETAIL: Permaculture promotion using the Integrated Land Use Design (ILUD) approach (English) …

The fight to save the conifers in El Salvador

: Published: August 27, 2020:

The Fundación Segundo Montes was one of the lucky winners of the latest KNOWLYMPICS 2019/2020.: : The experience that they have submitted deals with saving the conifer reserves in El Salvador by fighting the spread of the bark beetle. With the prize they won they took the chance to start a new …

Good Practice: Integrated Rainwater Management in Harmony with Semi-Arid Climate

Country: Brazil; Organisation: Regional Institute of Appropriate Small-scale Agriculture (IRPAA): : AT A GLANCE: Integrated Rainwater Management in Harmony with Semi-Arid Climate  (English): : AT A GLANCE: MANEJO INTEGRADO DE AGUAS PLUVIALES EN ARMONÍA CON UN CLIMA SEMI-ÁRIDO (Spanish): : AT A GLANCE: GESTION INTÉGRÉE DES EAUX PLUVIALES EN HARMONIE AVEC LE CLIMAT SEMI-ARIDE (French): : MORE INFORMATION: How …

Non-profit and for-profit hand in hand?

: Published: July 15, 2020:

First steps towards collaboration between organic farmers and the tourism and gastronomy sector in the Apaneca-Ilamatepec Biosphere Reserve in El Salvador.

In 2007 UNESCO declared a natural area in the West of El Salvador as the Apaneca-Ilamatepec Biosphere Reserve (RBA-I for its Spanish abbreviation). The goal of this declaration is to minimize conflict between development and conservation. The …

Learning from Failure: Limitations of the implementation of an organic production process

Country: El Salvador; Organisation: Fundación Segundo Montes (FSM): : EN UN VISTAZO: Limitantes para emprender un proceso de producción orgánica (español): : At a Glance: Limitations of the implementation of an organic production process (inglés): : In Detail: Limitantes para emprender un proceso de producción orgánica  (español)

Good Practice: Families and Communities Prepared for Climate Change

Country: Nicaragua; Organisation: BlueEnergy (bE) and Bluefields Indian and Caribbean University (BICU): : AT A GLANCE: Families and communities prepared for climate change (English): : AT A GLANCE: Familias y comunidades ante el cambio climático (Spanish): : IN DETAIL: Familias y comunidades ante el cambio climático (Spanish)

Triangular Technical Advisory

: Published: May 7, 2020:

A Triangular Technical Advisory is a so-called south-south cooperation, in which the capacities of one of the Partner Organizations are beneficial for another one or more Partner Organizations. As a new instrument within the Technical Advisory Program this innovative concept focusses on knowledge transfer between the Partner Organisations. One PO, the ‘Receiving Partner Organisation’ demands advisory from …

Good Practice: Saving and credit scheme mobilization

Country: Tanzania; Organization: ADP Mbozi: : AT A GLANCE: Saving and credit scheme mobilization as a strategy for project sustainability (English): : AT A GLANCE: Movilización de esquemas de ahorro y crédito como estratégicas para la sustentabilidad de proyectos (Spanish): : IN DETAIL: Saving and credit scheme mobilization as a strategy for

Learning from Failure: Farmers´ failing to manage revolving funds for constructing water tanks

Country: Uganda; Organization: Caritas MADDO: : AT A GLANCE: Farmers´failing to manage revolving funds for constructing water tanks (English): : AT A GLANCE: El fallo de agricultores de manejar un fondo rotatorio para construir tanques de agua (Spanish): : IN DETAIL: Farmers´failing to manage revolving funds for constructing water tanks (English)

KNOWLYMPICS... and the Winners Are...

: Published: March 17, 2020:

In our KNOW-HOW3000 Knowledge Management Programme we have developed an Experience Capitalisation Process in order to promote learning and sharing processes among our Partners.  For this purpose we produce one-page presentations (“Good Practices” and “Learnings from Failure” at a Glance) as well as detailed descriptions (In Detail “Good Practices” and “Learnings from Failure”) based on the …

Good Practice: Agroecology - traditional and new knowledge

Country: Brazil; Organization: Pastoral Land Commission (CPT): : AT A GLANCE: Agroecology – Traditions and New Knowledge on the Lands of the West of Rio Grande do Norte (English): : AT A GLANCE: Agroecologia – Tradições e Novos Conhecimentos (Portuguese): : AT A GLANCE: Agroecología – Tradiciones y nuevos conocimientos

Learning from failure: EcoSan toilets use & waste management

Country: Kenya; Organization: Development Education Services For Community Empowerment (DESECE): : AT A GLANCE: EcoSan toilets use & waste management (English): : AT A GLANCE: Inodoros EcoSan y gestión de residuos (Spanish): : IN DETAIL: EcoSan toilets use & waste management (English)

SDG Intern Story: A report from Kampala

: Published: March 17, 2020:

I would like to share a report with you from Vanessa Scheungraber – one of our SDG-Interns, who has spent three months in Kampala collaborating in the ERI project. This is what she wants to share about her experience: : : : : In June 2019, after a one-week preparation course, …

Good Practice: in line with integral health and life through agro-ecology

Country: El Salvador; Organization: Centro Divina Providencia: : AT A GLANCE: In line with integral health and life through agro-ecology (english): : AT A GLANCE: En sintonía con la salud integral y la vida a través de la agroecología (spanish): : IN DETAIL: En sintonía con la salud integral y la vida a través …

Good Practice: Bio-intensive crops applied by female peasants

Country: Nicaragua; Organization: Fundación entre Mujeres (FEM): : AT A GLANCE: Bio-intensive crops applied by female peasants (english): : AT A GLANCE: Cultivos biointensivos implementados por campesinas (spanish): : IN DETAIL: Cultivos biointensivos implementados por campesinas (spanish): : Additional Material: : Testimonio: Promotora de Agroecología FEM (spanish)

Senegal: Participative Research on Agroecology

: Published: February 11, 2020:

Retrouvez la version française ci-dessous.: : Agroecology is the trending topic when it comes to sustainable and effective solutions regarding Rural Development. Thats the reason why I would like to introduce you to this project about Participative Investigation on Agroecology in the Nioro du Rip Department in Senegal, which is still ongoing until the end of this year. I …

Soil Conservation and Evaluation in Mozambique

: Published: January 20, 2020:

Any sustainable farming operation will have to consider that soils are a crucial and diminishing resource in agricultural production. Soils take a long time to form (thousands of years) and can be destroyed within just a few years. Fertile land is essential for sustaining agriculture. The productivity of land has, however, decreased due to more intensive use …

Global Social Enterprise

CoPs Objective: Exchange methods and tools among other Technical Advisors in the field of Social Enterprise and apply elements of peer coaching regarding your assignment. This space is only accessible for Technical Advisors.: : Facilitator: Lisa Nixdorf: : Founded: 2020: :  : : Please upload and download relevant files for this Community of Practice here:: : : [wp_file_manager allowed_roles=administrator,h3_ta,h3_team_km access_folder=wp-content/files/CoPs/KM/Global Social Enterprise write = true read = true hide_files = …

Good Practice: Guaranteed credit using stock as collateral

Country: Senegal; Organization: Caritas diocésaine de Kaolack: : AT A GLANCE: Guaranteed credit using stock as collateral (English): : AT A GLANCE: Le Warrantage céréalier – un crédit garanti par un stock différé (French): : AT A GLANCE: Crédito asegurado usando las existencias (stock) como garantía (Spanish): : IN DETAIL: Le Warrantage

Good Practice: Connectivity, Electricity, and Education for Entrepreneurship (CE3)

Country: Uganda; Organization: Battery Operated System for Community Outreach (BOSCO): : AT A GLANCE: Connectivity, Electricity, and Education for Entrepreneurship (CE3) (English): : AT A GLANCE: Connectivity, Electricity, and Education for Entrepreneurship (CE3) (Spanish): : IN DETAIL: Connectivity, Electricity, and Education for Entrepreneurship (CE3) (English): : Additional Material: : Booklet:

Good Practice: Self-saving and community microcredit systems

Country: El Salvador; Organization: Fundación para el Desarrollo Socioeconómico y Restauración Ambiental (FUNDESYRAM): AT A GLANCE: Self-saving and community microcredit systems (English): : EN UN VISTAZO: Autoahorro y microcréditos comunitarios (Spanish): : IN DETAIL: Autoahorro y microcrédtios comunitarios (Spanish): : Additional Material: : Manual Self-saving systems (Spanish)

Good Practice: Flor de Maíz - Alternative sources of income for women

Country: El Salvador; Organization: Fundación Hermano Mercedes Ruíz (FUNDAHMER): : AT A GLANCE: Colectivo Flor de Maíz – Alternative income sources for women (English): : AT A GLANCE: Colectivo Flor de Maíz – Caminando hacia una economía alternativa (Spanish): : IN DETAIL: Colectivo Flor de Maíz – Caminando hacia una

Sharing knowledge on Securing Livelihoods for South Sudanese Refugees

: Published: December 19, 2020:

Sharing knowledge on securing livelihoods for South Sudanese refugees was the theme of a recent sharing event in Arua (20.-21.11.2019), Uganda organised by the resident NGO PALM Corps together with AFARD and HORIZONT3000. The event concluded the first joint project by AFARD and PALM Corps that aimed at securing livelihoods for South Sudanese refugees and host communities …

Good Practice: Workers without land struggeling for their right to land

Country: Brazil; Organization: Pastoral Land Commission 2 (CPT): : AT A GLANCE: The Fight for and the Acquiring of Land by the Landless Workers in Engenho Prado, Brazil (English): : AT A GLANCE: Luta e conquista da terra peolos trabalhadoras/es sem terra (Portuguese): : AT A GLANCE: Lucha por y conquista de la

Videos: Communitiy of Practice Meeting “Familia Campesina”

: Published: November 15, 2019:

On October 22 and 23, 2019, participants from several HORIZONT3000 Partner Organisations from El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala met at the PACAMAN Training Center (CCDA) in San Lucas Tolimán, Guatemala.: : The topic of this Community of Practice (Familia Campesina – Peasant Family) was Strategies for the promotion of agroecology facing the effects of Climate Change.: : …

Good Practice: Environmental Sanitation at Lacor Hospital

Country: Uganda; Organization: St Mary’s Hospital Lacor: : AT A GLANCE: Environmental Sanitation at Lacor Hospital (English): : AT A GLANCE: Saneamiento Ambiental en el Hospital Lacor (Spanish): : IN DETAIL: Environmental Sanitation at Lacor Hospital (English)

Good Practice: Community Health Diagnosis - WASH Needs Assessment

Country: Uganda; Organization: Partners for Community Health and Development Organisation (PACHEDO): : AT A GLANCE: Community Health Diagnosis – WASH needs assessment (English): : AT A GLANCE: Diagnóstico de salud comunitario – WASH evaluación de necesidades (Spanish): : IN DETAIL: Community Health Diagnosis – WASH needs assessment (English)

Good Practice: Systematisation

Country: Global; Organization: Various: : AT A GLANCE: Systematisation (English): : AT A GLANCE: Systematisation (Spanish): : Additional Material: : Handbook Systematization – Learning from our experience (2015) (English): : Manual de sistematización participativa – Aprendiendo de nuestra experiencia (Spanish): : Guide à la systémisation participative – Aprendre a partir de notre experience (French): :

KNOWLYMPICS 2019 Announcement

: Published: October 25, 2019:

The

In our KNOW-HOW3000 Knowledge Management Programme we have developed an Experience Capitalisation Process in order to promote learning and sharing processes among our partners.  For this purpose we produce single-page presentations (“Good Practices” and “Learnings from Failure” at a Glance) as well as detailed descriptions (“Good Practices” and “Learnings from …

Good Practice: Entrepreneurial Solid Waste Management

Country: Uganda; Organization: Youth Environment System (YES): : AT A GLANCE: Entrepreneurial Solid Waste Management (English): : AT A GLANCE: Gestión empresarial de residuos sólidos (Spanish): : : AT A GLANCE: Gestion entrepreneuriale des déchets solides (French): : IN DETAIL: Entrepreneurial Solid Waste Management (English): : IN DETAIL: Gestion entrepreneuriale des

Knowledge Management: Let the drawings do the talking

: Published: July 30, 2019:

KNOW-HOW3000 is all about joint learning and sharing activities. Communities of Practice (CoP) pose a great space for these purposes. In this post we would like to talk about Central Americas CoP and present a quick retrospective of their activities throughout 2018.: : As part of the final report of 2018 on the KNOW-HOW3000 programme our dear colleagues …

Sector Update #1: Rural Development & Natural Resource Management

: Published: August 16, 2019:

Together with the launch of the KNOW-HOW3000 News Area, we are also initiating the Sector Update Series and I am excited to be the first one to update our Community on what the Rural Development sector is up to right now.: : Just to give you an idea about what you can expect from this series: We, the Sector …

Climate Change Senegal: "Think Globally, Act Locally"

: Published: July 1, 2019:

May stands for Intercambio – at least in the little HORIZONT3000 Universe. 2019 was no exception. All of the Regional and Country Office directors, representatives from our Member Organisations as well as the HORIZONT3000 Vienna team got together to review last years plans and achievements and to discuss results, new developments and strategies.: : During a small break between …

Good Practice: ERI - Enabling Rural Innovation

Country: Region East Africa; Organization: Various (Programme ERI): : AT A GLANCE: ERI (English): : AT A GLANCE: Facilitar la Innovación Rural (Spanish): : IN DETAIL: ERI (English): : Additional Materials: : Enabling Rural Innovation (ERI) – Farmer Facilitators Manual (English): : Manual Enabling Rural Innovation (ERI) Intro (English)

FACING CLIMATE CHANGE WITH PARTICIPATION AND EMPOWERMENT

: Published: May 22, 2019:

This experience has to be highlighted – and this is exactly what blueEnergy, our partner organisation in Nicaragua did. They have created an interactive platform to present the iniciative “Families and communities adapting to climate change.” The platform not only presents the measures they have taken to strengthen the populations capacities in dealing with the effects of …

Good Practice: Universities tackling Climate Change

Country: Nicaragua; Organization: Bluefields Indian and Caribbean University (BICU): : AT A GLANCE: Universities against Climate Change (English): : AT A GLANCE: Universidades frente al Cambio Climatico (Spanish): : IN DETAIL: Universidades frente al Cambio Climático (Spanish)

KNOWLYMPICS 2018

Since KNOW-HOW3000 is all about sharing and learning from experiences, we have brought the KNOWLYMPICS into being. Our goal was to create an opportunity for our network to find a different, more dynamic approach to knowledge management. That’s the reason why we came up with KNOWLYMPICS – our Knowledge Management Games.: : They were held in summer 2018 for the third time. …

with funding from