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Welcome to Roots, the Independent Office of Evaluation (IOE) podcast for rural communities. Personal stories of people who participate in IFAD-funded projects evaluated independently allow us to stop, reflect and see what is working well, what is not, why, and what needs to be corrected. Beneficiaries' voices are references to improve projects intended to promote an inclusive and sustainable rural development. IOE listens to these voices and disseminates them through Roots, a podcast produced for a broader audience to share knowledge and learning amongst rural communities around the world. Roots travels with evaluators to IFAD-supported projects that help to change the lives of rural people and communities, bringing you a new voice from a different place on our planet once a month. IOE invites radio broadcasters to use our podcasts in their schedules of programmes. Learn more at: www.ifad.org/evaluation

Welcome to Roots, the Independent Office of Evaluation (IOE) podcast for rural communities. Personal stories of people who participate in IFAD-funded projects evaluated independently allow us to stop, reflect and see what is working well, what is not, why, and what needs to be corrected. Beneficiaries' voices are references to improve projects intended to promote an inclusive and sustainable rural development. IOE listens to these voices and disseminates them through Roots, a podcast produced for a broader audience to share knowledge and learning amongst rural communities around the world. Roots travels with evaluators to IFAD-supported projects that help to change the lives of rural people and communities, bringing you a new voice from a different place on our planet once a month. IOE invites radio broadcasters to use our podcasts in their schedules of programmes. Learn more at: www.ifad.org/evaluation
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United States

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Welcome to Roots, the Independent Office of Evaluation (IOE) podcast for rural communities. Personal stories of people who participate in IFAD-funded projects evaluated independently allow us to stop, reflect and see what is working well, what is not, why, and what needs to be corrected. Beneficiaries' voices are references to improve projects intended to promote an inclusive and sustainable rural development. IOE listens to these voices and disseminates them through Roots, a podcast produced for a broader audience to share knowledge and learning amongst rural communities around the world. Roots travels with evaluators to IFAD-supported projects that help to change the lives of rural people and communities, bringing you a new voice from a different place on our planet once a month. IOE invites radio broadcasters to use our podcasts in their schedules of programmes. Learn more at: www.ifad.org/evaluation

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@IFADeval

Language:

English

Contact:

39 06 5459 2274


Episodes

Roots expert series - Evaluating support to pro-poor value chain development

9/16/2019
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Roots expert series - Evaluating support to pro-poor value chain development by IFAD Independent Office of Evaluation

Duration:00:04:29

Roots in Maradi, Niger – Impact evaluation of the Food Security and Development Support Project

8/29/2019
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Roots in Maradi, Niger – Impact evaluation of the Food Security and Development Support Project by IFAD Independent Office of Evaluation

Duration:00:07:29

Roots in Cayo, Belize – Supporting rural people through financial services

7/16/2019
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Roots in Cayo, Belize – Supporting rural people through financial services by IFAD Independent Office of Evaluation

Duration:00:02:52

Roots in Kalawana and Ratanpura, Sri Lanka – Supporting business opportunities in agriculture

5/30/2019
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Roots in Kalawana and Ratanpura, Sri Lanka – Supporting business opportunities in agriculture by IFAD Independent Office of Evaluation

Duration:00:04:34

Roots in Zacatecas, Mexico – Medicinal plants

4/17/2019
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Medicinal plants have been used for millennia across the world to heal all kinds of diseases. Today medical sciences have made great progress due to these plants. Fortunately, they have not replaced traditional medicine, which is still being practiced for the benefit of a great number of people. In the state of Zacatecas, in Mexico, Sanjuana López and other women from the community of San Jerónimo expand their knowledge on herbal medicine thanks to a project financed by IFAD. The project...

Duration:00:03:16

Roots' interview on country strategy and programme evaluation in Tunisia

3/11/2019
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Over the last 15 years, Tunisia has made great progress in reducing rural poverty. IFAD has been working in partnership with the Government since 1980 to improve the living conditions of rural populations. This month, Roots spoke with Philippe Remy, Country Programme Manager of IFAD in Tunisia, and with Ali Abaab and Diane Abi Khalil, two evaluators who worked on the second country strategy and programme evaluation in Tunisia, carried out by the Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD. The...

Duration:00:04:12

Roots in Kalikot and Rukum, Nepal – Credit-based cooperatives' support to rural populations

2/13/2019
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Roots in Kalikot and Rukum, Nepal – Credit-based cooperatives' support to rural populations Nepal is a landlocked country with a rich diversity of ethnicities and cultures and home to Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. In this episode Roots visited the Western Uplands Poverty Alleviation Project in the Mid-Western Region of Nepal and spoke with beneficiaries about the changes the project has brought in their lives. Pankha Bahadur Hamal and Prem Kala Sahah live in Kalikot, an...

Duration:00:04:34

Roots in Ferké and Nahoulakaha, Côte d’Ivoire – Agricultural productivity

2/1/2019
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Koné lives in the small village of Ferké in the North-East of Côte d'Ivoire and is Vice-President of an agricultural association. At the time of the creation of the association, he encountered financial difficulties to support his agricultural activities. Now his financial situation is stable and has allowed him to increase his production and obtain better harvests thanks to higher quality rice seeds, cassava and yam roots. The funds have also supported him and the other members of the...

Duration:00:03:17

Roots in Cohauila, Mexico – The production of Candelilla

1/10/2019
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Sandra and Isidra live in the state of Coahuila, in northern Mexico. The economy of this area mainly relies on the production of Candelilla, a plant that lives in the desert and finds its main use in the production of wax and cosmetics. In this episode, Roots visited with the Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD the "Sustainable development project for rural communities in semi-arid zones: (Northern and Mixtec Regions) PRODEZSDA" and spoke with beneficiaries about the changes the project...

Duration:00:03:31

Roots' interview on evaluation synthesis on fisheries

12/14/2018
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Fisheries and aquaculture are extremely relevant to IFAD's mandate, as fish and other sea products are essential for a balanced diet. The sector employs 190 million people in the world, of whom 90 per cent are small-scale fishers and producers. This month, Roots spoke with Tullia Aiazzi, IOE senior consultant and author of an evaluation synthesis on IFAD projects' support to fisheries, which draws information from evaluations between 2009 and 2018. The synthesis looks at three countries that...

Duration:00:03:32

Roots in Nakuru, Kenya – Dairy farming

11/28/2018
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David Kamgoro, a father of six, is a dairy farmer who lives in Nakuru County in Kenya. He found in dairy farming a stable source of income, which has even allowed him to pay school fees for his children. Over 800,000 small farmers in Kenya depend on dairy farming for their livelihoods. Since 2006, IFAD has been working with small dairy farmers to strengthen their understanding of the production process and improve their organizational and enterprise skills. In this episode, Roots visited...

Duration:00:03:29

Roots in Namasigüe, Honduras – Cashew production

10/3/2018
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Les noix de cajou sont très populaires dans le monde entier pour leur valeur nutritive et leur goût délicieux. À Namasigüe, au Honduras, María de los Santos Muñoz dirige une coopérative de femmes qui traite la pulpe et les graines de ce fruit tropical pour exporter le produit vers l’Europe et l’Amérique centrale. Ces dernières années, ils ont acheté des machines qui ont amélioré leurs revenus et leurs conditions de vie. Certains d'entre eux sont fiers que leurs enfants étudient à...

Duration:00:03:20

Roots in Toledo and Stann Creek, Belize - Financial services

8/31/2018
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Hilaria Choco est devenue membre d´une caisse d´épargne et crédit afin que sa famille puisse avoir de l'électricité. Hilaria vit à Aguacate, une ville isolée du district de Toledo. Ses enfants profitent de l'électricité pour étudier et faire leurs devoirs. À environ 160 kilomètres, à Dandriga, Jeneve Pratt élève des moutons et bénéficie des services d’une autre caisse. À cette occasion, Racines a visité le Programme financier pour les zones rurales du Belize avec le Bureau d'évaluation...

Duration:00:03:31

Roots in Peru's High Rainforest – Rural communities

8/23/2018
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Elsa Vargas de Del Castillo produit de la farine de banane plantain dans la haute forêt tropicale du Pérou. Non loin d'elle, dans cette même région de San Martín, Nancy Guerrero éleve des cobayes. Ces activités leur ont permis d’améliorer leur revenu familial et leur vie. Dans son premier épisode, Racines a visité avec le Bureau d'évaluation indépendant certaines initiatives du Projet de renforcement du développement local dans les zones des plateaux et la haute forêt tropicale soutenu par...

Duration:00:04:17