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Author Archives: Ben
Dery hired a group of women to help harvest maize this year. Here they are in action. Unbelievable how well they can balance those bowls of maize! Daily wage for women: 2GhC or about $1.50 plus lunch. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8v9CtMyoGU
In this installment, Dery talks about some of the ups and downs on the farm this year. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8U-uX-HDpvI
The troublesome monkeys got into the maize. Here’s a quick shot showing the kind of damage that monkeys will do if you can’t scare them away. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67HtNK1-NIY
After all that talk of the pesky parrots a couple of weeks ago, here’s Dery trying to do something about it. Catapult (slingshot) in hand, we head to the field. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2clX-5whRM
This week Dery’s going to talk about what he’ll do if the farm does well this year. Set in his beautiful yam farm. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPvT89bED2w
This week Dery talks about some of the troublesome animals you’ll find in Bole district. Monkeys and parrots are some of the worst! I’ll let him explain: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCHh6xkaR24 Seriously Troublesome!
This is a quick sidestep that is a bit a segue into my next strategy post. It’s a response to a great comment from Anthony, one of EWB’s staff working in Zambia on my post about our strategy and Customer … Continue reading
Welcome to another edition of Friday Flims. This week we’ve got Philip and Winnie, Dery’s children, planting maize just behind the compound house. These guys are the experts. Tough work if you’re not accustomed to spending most of the day … Continue reading
If you haven’t read my previous post introducing our strategy process, you may want to check out Part 1 and Part 2 before reading this. Today I want to introduce you to one of the frameworks we’re using for articulation … Continue reading
Welcome to the second post in my series on strategy development for EWB’s public sector agric team. Check out the first post in this series if you haven’t already at http://theborrowedbicycle.ca/2011/03/strategy-development-in-small-meal-sized-chunks/ This post will be an overview of some of … Continue reading