Success Stories

Advancing innovation for food production in Cameroon

 

Agriculture plays a significant role in economic growth and poverty reduction in Cameroon. Recent World Bank estimates suggest that the agricultural sector employs almost 60% of the economically active population and contributes more than half of the country’s non-oil export revenues, valued at about 4 billion AUD, as at September 2017. As such, the government of the day has continued investing heavily in agricultural productivity in line with 2003 Poverty Reduction Paper, recognizing that this investment would not only play a pivotal role in reducing poverty but also in sustaining the growth of the economy and achieving food security. (more…)...


Leading grassroots action to support biodiversity conservation

 

Orume Robinson is responding to the Cameroonian government’s mandate to promote the involvement of rural populations in biodiversity conservation. This mandate, articulated in Cameroon’s National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan, demonstrates the recognition of the country’s rich biodiversity as an invaluable natural asset for the well-being and development of its people. Orume not only leads grassroots action to support biodiversity conservation but he also contributes to improving the livelihoods of local communities in Mundemba, in the southwest region of Cameroon, through a local NGO. (more…)...


Developing agro-pastoral growth through mobile technology

 

Tanzania’s development objectives, outlined in the National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty II, include achieving competitiveness, inclusive growth and poverty reduction. The Tanzanian government intends to achieve these objectives, by growing the agricultural sector. Farmers and smallholders in Tanzania face numerous structural challenges such as weak markets and inconsistent trade policies which result in low prices for farmers. These gaps will need to be strengthened to enable agro-pastoral growth. (more…)...


Trailblazing Against Gender-Based Violence

 

Picture: Betty Sharon (Centre) receiving her certificate from HE John Feakes, former High Commissioner Kenya and Patricia Murugami.Gender-based violence continues to be a significant social issue and a violation of human rights, affecting women more than men due to society’s unequal distribution of power. In fact, WHO statistics suggest that 1 in 3 of women, worldwide, have experienced either physical or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime. (more…)...


Reducing Post-Harvest Losses While Improving Health

 

Bartholomew Sey Short Course Award: Post-harvest Management of Maize, Rice and Legumes, 2012 This story forms part of the 2017 Outcomes Study. Alumni were selected to share their Most Significant Change as a result of the Australia Awards program. (more…)...


Better Psychiatric Health Care Service Delivery in Pantang Hospital

 

Patience Adzika Nsatimba Masters of Public Health, 2013 This story forms part of the 2017 Outcomes Study. Alumni were selected to share their Most Significant Change as a result of the Australia Awards program. (more…)...


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