DYK this past Saturday was a global holiday devoted to increasing gender equality—aka, International Women’s Day? International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 of every year and this year’s theme was “Equality for Women and Progress for All.” On this day, people, organizations, and campaigns hold events to celebrate, acknowledge, and honor women who are pushing the envelope towards gender equality. Social media has made this day even easier to get involved and learn about women’s struggles and achievements worldwide. Continue reading
This post comes to us with input from Luke and Bimala Colavito of International Development Enterprises, one of IPM Innovation Lab’s partner organizations.
Dr. Shah learns about IPM techniques in the field.
USAID administrator Rajiv Shah visited the project site of our Integrated Pest Management Innovation Lab in Lele, Nepal on Tuesday, February 25. [USAID also posted an account of the visit.] IPM Innovation Lab works with about 30 farmers in the region, and has been active in Nepal since 2009. Research at this site has resulted in the development of agricultural strategies for many major vegetable crops including tomato, cucumber, cauliflower, and cabbage.
How we all feel when we sit down at the keys
Working in an office that encompasses large, federal grant-funded research programs, one should get used to the technological reality that I call “long stuff.” That is, one will have no trouble reading, editing, and passing on a one-page summary or a blog post like this. But when the page count starts creeping up past 50 or the number of drafts is going past five, you’re in trouble.
Not only because of the content. Sure, it’s tough to read and edit a long document. But really, it is the minute differences in formatting and software that can ruin a report in one fell swoop. Some of my favorites: Continue reading
Welcome back my fellow world-travelers! Here is Part 2 of my “Travel tips for the wise traveler” series. Check out my previous post if you want a recap. Without further ado, tips 13 through 1… Continue reading