Documentation of success stories and lessons learned from the on going programmes.
International Federation for Agricultural Development (IFAD), is a specialised agency of the United Nations and was established as an International Financial Institution in 1977, with a mission to enable poor rural people to overcome poverty. IFAD focuses on country-specific solutions, which can involve increasing rural poor peoples' access to financial services, markets, technology, land and other natural resources.
IFAD programmes are geared to funding rural development, thereby assisting the poorest of the poor, small and marginal farmers, rural women, landless workers, fishermen, rural artisans, tribals and other vulnerable communities. These programmes provide country-specific solutions, which aim to enhance food production, raise incomes, increase access to land, natural resources, markets, financial services, technology, and improve health, nutrition, education standards, and general well being on a sustainable basis.
In 2008, the India Country Presence (ICP) office decided to bring out a publication to highlight the success stories and lessons learned from its on going programmes running in 11 states. These stories from the field/projects were printed for larger dissemination, as a part of ICP’s Knowledge Management (KM) activities to embolden IFAD’s work on providing pro-poor solutions for the communities at large.
New Concept undertook the task of content editing, design and layout, and printing of 500 copies of the publication, “Portraits of Resolve” and submitted to IFAD. This publication was released by the IFAD President. In this assignment, New Concept specifically completed the following tasks:
- Compilation and content editing of the collection of success stories highlighting IFAD’s eight projects in India. It involved collation of project information, rewriting and editing the success stories with a thematic structuring across four themes, viz.: livelihoods empowerment, tribal development, institution building, and microfinance
- Four-colour design and layout of the publication, and printing
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