'In The Field' is a collaboration between the BBC World Service and NRI, supported by the Rural Livelihoods Department of DFID. The programmes are being broadcast between 3 January and 21 March 2001.
The aim of 'In The Field' is to bring to life and showcase innovative approaches to improving poor people's livelihoods. It draws on projects that have successfully tackled problems that are both locally and globally relevant. Almost all of these projects were funded by DFID, mainly through its Renewable Natural Resources Research Programme. In all but one of the projects, NRI was a research partner. NRI collaboration on the series, and in preparing the notes for the accompanying website, was made possible through funding from DFID's Rural Livelihoods Department.
The University of Greenwich has won a prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. This national award recognises outstanding achievement which also benefits the wider community.
The prize has been won by the university's Natural Resources Institute (NRI), whose Food Systems Department works with partners in the developing world on processing, conservation and marketing of food supplies. A distinguished panel of judges commended the university, saying that its work is of "international renown". Their citation states that the NRI's "practical projects together with its educational and training programmes have brought huge benefit, making a real difference to the lives of thousands of people".
Ijebu Ode, Nigeria
15th September, 2015
We were filming Eriwe Village Fish Farm as part of the video that we are producing, funded through AgriTT. The video is highlighting success stories in aquaculture in Africa and showing how south-south technology transfer between China and Africa has contributed to the success. The visit to Eriwe farm was inspirational – fifty family groups working under the umbrella of the Ijebu Development Initiative on Poverty Reduction, producing over 2,000 tonnes of catfish per year. The reasons for success? According to the CEO, Marcus Adeniyi:
- Common vision
- Profitability – it's a pathway out of poverty
- A keen sense of business from all who are involved.
By the way, the production from this one operation is equivalent to the aquaculture production of all of Malawi for example.
See the website for the project 'Aquaculture in Africa – Unlocking the Potential'.