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John D. Boyden commented on Iftekar Ahmed's blog post Look no farther!
"+1 local. I liked the roundtable. Hope it leads to lots of local positive impacts."
May 1, 2010
John D. Boyden commented on Iftekar Ahmed's blog post Understand Today's Reality - Select Food Security Indicators for Tajikistan
"+1KS. What kinds of economic or food projects might be possible? Some of the garden projects might be a fit."
May 1, 2010
John D. Boyden commented on Iftekar Ahmed's blog post Flies keep buzzing!
"What has been the economic impact from this incredibly sad story? +1 KS"
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John D. Boyden commented on Iftekar Ahmed's blog post Satellite monitoring for a better response
"+1KS scary statistics!"
May 1, 2010
John D. Boyden commented on Iftekar Ahmed's blog post Home is where the hearth is...
"What a lovely goal. Gathering family and sharing stories. Perhaps even writing them down could be good. Yourgrandmother was an amazing woman with firm goals and a willingness to sacrifice. +1 vision"
May 1, 2010
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Tajik clay oven

"Thats awesome. I like the roof too, gives me ideas. Oh, and check out http://airbnb.com http://couchsurfing.com and http://trazzler.com - These websites could help increase tourism to your area. Let me know if you end up posting to these websites,…"
Mar 17, 2010
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"finally solved the camera issue - follow link to view pic of the promised clay oven used here in Tajikistan."
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"That area is the GBAO which stands for Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast. If you are familiar with the geography of this region you might know it as the Pamirs, an area which until the 20 century was a big blank on world maps. Five major mountain…"
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Understand Today's Reality - Select Food Security Indicators for Tajikistan

Food Deprivation: percent of total populationChronically food insecure 10%Highly vulnerable 17%Borderline* cases 27%*- easily becomes food insecure when affected by shocks such as natural disasters, crop failures, debts, etc.Diet Composition: (Share in DES*)Carbohydrate 64%Total Protein 11%Animal Protein 2%Fat 25%*- Daily Energy SupplyFood Trade Indicators:Imports of Food 30% of Total DES productionFood Aid 7% of total DES supplySocio Economic IndicatorsTotal Population: 6.5 millionShare of…See More
Mar 15, 2010
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Home is where the hearth is...

Even though I was born and raised in Dhaka, an urban jungle of almost 15 million people, and where traces of greenery is now almost non-existent, like all other Bengalis when asked where I am from, I identify myself as coming from a small village in northern Bangladesh – a place where my father was born and where we still own…

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Posted on March 17, 2010 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Satellite monitoring for a better response

The outlook for food security situation in Tajikistan is rather bleak and has been for a while now. The UN classifies 54% of the total population as living in unfavorable

food security situation. Of this population

group, the WFP lists 9% to be in severe food insecurity, while another 22% to

be in moderate insecurity. Numerous studies evince that most of the population is

spending more than half their income on food (for the most vulnerable…

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Posted on March 16, 2010 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Flies keep buzzing!

According to a recent government decree, from January 2010 no one in the City of Dushanbe can have livestock including live poultry in their house. The reasoning being such practices were leading to high incidence of flies, which according to the Ministry of Health can cause and transmit disease. The KGB or what used to be the KGB is actively enforcing the decree strictly penalizing violators. Laudable or laughable, you decide.


Live animals in households are a common sight…
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Posted on March 16, 2010 at 8:26pm — 1 Comment

Understand Today's Reality - Select Food Security Indicators for Tajikistan

Food Deprivation: percent of total population
Chronically food insecure 10%
Highly vulnerable 17%
Borderline* cases 27%


*- easily becomes food insecure when affected by shocks such as natural disasters, crop failures, debts, etc.


Diet Composition: (Share…
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Posted on March 15, 2010 at 8:07pm — 1 Comment

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It's impossible to find a good solution to a problem you don't understand. I think that the first place to start when looking for a solution is understanding the problem by listening to the people it impacts the most. The knowledge one gains creates a foundation for a solution to be built on.Listening to the right people also leads to understanding the circ***tances of the problem: what other social, cultural or political elements contribute to this problem? What has already been tried? Who…See More
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