Category: Rural Development

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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