Yearly Archives: 2008

Mathare Youth Sports Association, Nairobi, Kenya

The MYSA football league, with over 1000 teams from Mathare and the engulfing slums of Nairobi, does more than simply keep the kids physically fit and off the street; every weekend, 25-30 teams from MYSA clear the garbage and ditches around their homes.

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Employment-centred Development Strategy for Poverty Reduction in The Gambia

This paper reviews the growth, employment, and poverty record of The Gambia focusing on the macroeconomic environment and the structure and functioning of labour markets.

Categories: AFRICA, ECONOMY, Gambia, PAPERS and REPORTS

Free resource : Chain-wide learning for inclusive agrifood market development – a guide to multi-stakeholder processes for linking small-scale producers to modern markets

This guide provides concepts and tools for working with actors along the entire value chain so that modern markets can be more inclusive of small-scale producers and entrepreneurs.

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Free resource : Computerizing agricultural cooperatives – a practical guide

A practical guide to computerizing agricultural cooperatives is available freely online.

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Nigeria film : Flaming Crowns, Cooling Waters: Water Spirit Masquerades among the Ijebu-Yoruba

A new African film is available on DVD: Flaming Crowns, Cooling Waters: Water Spirit Masquerades among the Ijebu-Yoruba. The DVD includes the 22-minute film with and without narration plus a picture gallery.

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Mali : 21st Century slavery

The following articles from IRIN NEWS shows that slavery still goes on today. The situation in the north of Mali is particularly difficult.

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