Insights on rural development in West Africa

Experience capitalization can be useful for anyone. The diverse group of West Africans who gathered to practice with this approach demonstrated exactly this. Starting in March 2017, a group of around 35 participants from Ghana, Sierra Leone and Nigeria engaged in a process where they selected, described, analyzed and wrote about one of their many experiences in rural development.

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    Foreword
    Introduction
    RURAL FINANCE
    Village savings and loans: Reducing poverty in rural Ghana
    Access to finance with VSLA groups
    New rural finance institutions in Sierra Leone
    AGRICULTURE AND AGRIBUSINESSES
    Legume farming gets a boost
    Increasing awareness of Ghana’s Plants and Fertilizer Act
    Making farmer programming smarter: The Farm Radio approach
    Developing business skills with an Agribusiness Innovation Hub
    Making cassava a truly industrial crop in Nigeria
    CHILDREN AND YOUTH
    Universal birth registration as a catalytic children’s development tool
    Making internship policy a must
    Mainstreaming gender and youth in Ghanaian agriculture policy

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