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Tricho-vermicompost helps Nepali farmer thrive.

Meet Chetan, a farmer from Nepal. Chetan runs a small farm. Like many farmers in his region, he faces a chronic shortage of fertilizer. Fertilizer he needs to help his dragon fruit trees grow and produce more fruit. With the support of iDE Canada donors through the Paul Polak Innovation Fund, three community-managed projects began …

Andrea Wiebe

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An Evening with Deepak Khadka

Thursday May 11, 2023 The iDE Canada community had the pleasure of hearing from and engaging in discussion with Deepak Khadka, iDE’s vice president of Asia operations. Deepak brings over a decade plus technical and leadership experience in designing and implementing projects in Nepal focused on private sector market development, access to financial services for …

Andrea Wiebe

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Growing Together

Ired Chuumbwe, 46, is focused on growth, not only for herself and the five children she’s raising as a single mother, but also for her community. As a Farm Business Advisor, or FBA, she works with more than 200 farmers, providing women with training in Conservation Agriculture, post-harvest management, and food processing and preservation. These …

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Polak Fund Stirs the Pot

Want to know what’s percolating with the Paul Polak Innovation Fund? The fund provides grants to test and implement our locally-led solutions, including two grants already awarded this year. The first reflects an evolution of an existing partnership between iDE and Denver, Colorado’s Queen City Collective Coffee. Together, they’re creating a more equitable supply chain …

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Cycles of Change

Riding a bike is about balance, and for P.L. and Kristen Meindertsma, their upcoming journey will be about finding balance in extraordinary circumstances. P.L. was turning 50 and feeling lost. “I was searching for meaning. I found myself questioning that there must be more to life than this,” said P.L., who chose to abbreviate his …

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Our 2022 Annual Report

Greetings from the Board Chair & CEO “It’s her time to grow!” The rural communities, entrepreneurs and farmers with whom we work have been saying this for years. While life in rural villages is hard for everyone, women in particular bear the brunt of that hardship. Carrying water, carrying children, carrying the weight of responsibility …

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Stu’s Travel Diary

10/2022 — Bolgatanga, Upper East Region, Ghana There are many beautiful places in Ghana. This is not one of them. I’ve just arrived at the municipal dump outside Bolgatanga. When I step out of the car, the smell hits me right away — rolling off the heaps of garbage in the morning heat. But not …

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