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You Can Design One Too: Our 100 Best Field Projects

You Can Design One Too: Our 100 Best Field Projects

You Can Design One Too: Our 100 Best Field Projects

News and commentary on projects developed by Field Partners

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The Center for Sustainable Development’s monthly newsletters give practical information on designing and managing sustainable, impact-oriented development projects that provide solutions to community need. If you want to learn how to run successful international development projects—read about our field partner projects in the collection featured below.

We have seen hundreds of field projects developed and launched by our field partners through our training and consultation programs —projects that have used 270 different kinds of project activities. Scan the list and see which ones would be appropriate for your project.

We feature partner projects on our donation pages and in our newsletters. Just below, please find a compilation of special newsletters that featured real field projects in real communities. By following the links you can read about the background of each project by seeing the results of participatory needs assessments, preliminary project designs, and by downloading donor and project management documents such as log frames, budgets, schedules, and fact sheets.

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March. Field Projects Special Issue—Community Based Water Management
• Mali
• Zimbabwe
• Peru
• Tanzania
February. Special CBA Field Projects Issue
• Mali
• Abkhazia
• Iran
• Ethiopia
January. Field Projects Special Issue: Adaptation | Islands | Water | Forests
• Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change News: CBA
• Forests and Climate Change News
• Water and Climate Change News
• Islands and Climate Change News
December. Adopt a Village—download project highlights at bottom of web page
• Field Partners
• Village Countries
• Lesotho
• HIV & Home Gardens
May. Capturing Compelling Stories from the Field
• Compelling Stories: What are they? & Examples of compelling story lines
• Meeting Storytellers During Site Visits
• Helping Field Staff provide compelling information
• Children’s Health
May. Papua New Guinea | Poverty | Health | Malnourishment
• Challenges
• Underlying Causes
• Negative Impacts
• Adaptation to CC
April. Special Issue: Climate Smart Agriculture
• South Sudan
• Kilimanjaro
• Soil Stewardship
• CBA Resources
April. Capturing Compelling Photos from the Field
• Compelling Photos: What are they?
• Collecting Photos During Site Visits
• Capturing Photographic Images
• Candid Shots
April. Vietnam: Teo Do’s NGO has built a CBA demonstration farming model
• Vietnam Temperature Trends
• Participatory Seasonal Calendar
• Community-Based Adaptation
• Rehabilitation of Mangrove Forests
March. CBA Climate Change Field Projects
• South Sudan
• Surinam
• H2O Field Guide
• Pakistan
February. South Sudan: Environmentally Sound Agriculture
• Stored Staples
• Water Pump
• Staples
• Seeds
January. CBA Climate Change Field Projects
• Grenada
• Kenya
• DRR Field Guide
• CBA Resources
January. Kenya: Climate Smart Agriculture
• Vulnerability Matrix
• Farmer Extension
• Napier Grass
• Mulching
December. Grenada: Climate Smart Agriculture Training Workshop
• Soil Conservation
• Water Conservation
• Drought and Flooding
• Raised Beds
November. CSDi Water Field Projects
• Water from Rocks
• 1,000 H2O Solutions
• Uganda
• Nigeria
October. Climate Smart Agriculture
• GEF Grant
• Fiji
• St. Lucia
• Mozambique
October. Adaptation through Conservation Agriculture
• Farmer Soil and Water Conservation
• Tanzania
• Conservation Agriculture
• Downloads
October. Adaptation, Agriculture and Livelihoods
• Advocacy
• Market Development
• St. Lucia
• Needs Assessment
October. Mozambique: Finding Climate Smart Agricultural Solutions to Famine
• Chronic Famine
• High mortality rate among children
• Health and Hygiene Program
• Advocacy program for Government or NGO Health Centre
October. Kingdom of Lesotho: Climate Change Related Poor Harvests
• Chronic Under Nutritiom
• Animal Husbandry
• Climate Smart Agriculture
• Food security, food diversity and home gardening survey
October. Drought and Flooding: Dual Challenges on the Island of Grenada
• Climate change, extreme weather & unpredictable rainy season have reduced crop harvests
• Farmer Soil Conservation and Water Conservation and Management Program
• Unpredictable/late start to rainy season have reduced crop harvests
• Farmer Extension Program
October. Loraini Sivo, Fiji Wins $40,000 GEF Grant for Project Developed in Online Course
• Increasing erosion of shoreline caused by increase wave actions
• Mangrove nursery
• Ecosystem based adaptation program
• Habitat restoration
August. Participatory Community Afforestation Adaptation Program in Bangladesh
• Participatory Mapping
• Flood
• Sustainable Agriculture
• Riparian/riverbanks reforestation and soil stabilization, dike construction and rehabilitation
August. Bangladesh: Participatory Riparian Forest Management Program
• Participatory forest management committee formation
• Assessment of appropriate species for planting and locations for planting
• Development of Participatory Forest Management Plan
• Establish tree-seedling nursery
August. Agroforestry and Conservation Agriculture for Malawi Food Security
• Sustainable: mono culture maize?
• Declining soil fertility and lack of income generation opportunities
• Agroforestry Income Generation Program
• Conservation Agriculture
August. Perú: Participatory Restoration & conservation of a fragile mangrove ecosystem
• Increasingly stressed mangrove ecosystem
• variable weather patterns and rising sea levels
• Mangrove protection Program
• Solid waste management Program
August. Forest Reserve Nigeria: REDD+ | NTFP | Climate Smart Agroforestry
• Afi Forest Reserve & Wildlife Sanctuary
• A village in the center of a forest reserve
• High unemployment rate
• NTFP Skills and Microenterprise Program
August. Forest & People Centered Adaptation Case Study Compilation 
• Bangladesh – Riparian Forest Management
• Peru – Mangrove Restoration
• Malawi – Agroforestry
• Nigeria – REDD+
August. Africa SD News: Tanzania | Zambia | Kenya | Nigeria | Indigenous Knowledge 
• Risk & Vulnerability in a Remote Tanzanian Village
• Do you think that local/indigenous knowledge should be incorporated into Adaptation projects?
• CSDi student Martin Sishekanu wins grant award for course project
• Martha Njoroge’s home garden program for HIV+ children in Kenya
July. Chris Enns’ Community Takes Over Project in Tanzania
• New school dormitory
• Farmer soil and water conservation program
• Village agriculture officer sharing about new cassava crops
• Healthcare component
June. CSDi students face critical danger in the communities where they work
• Gidan Gyarai, Northern Nigeria
• Deforestation
• Food security
• Climate change related reduction in surface water
June. Martha Njoroge develops a home garden program for HIV+ children in Kenya
• HIV/AIDS an Sexual Health Education Program
• Advocacy Program with Guardians and Health Care Providers
• Family Garden and Nutrition Program
• Farmer Soil and Water Conservation and Management Program
June. CSDi student Martin Sishekanu wins grant award for course project
• Agricultural Income Generation Program
• Developing a Village Agricultural Committee
• Animal Husbandry Program
• Land-Use Management Plan
April. Adaptation Field Guide Issue
• CBA Field Guides
• Participatory Mapping for Soil and Water Resources
• Developing a Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction Plan
• Diversifying Livelihoods
February. CSDi Water News | Ethiopia | Uganda | Nigeria | New: 50 Field Programs | 1,000 H20 Solutions
• Ethiopia | Water/Nutrition/HIV | Drip Irrigation | Urban Agriculture | Grey Water
• Southern Uganda | Water Scarcity | Drought | Water Management | Participatory Mapping
• Nigeria | Vulnerabilities | Irrigation | Coping Strategies | Drought
• Water from Rocks
February. CBA Climate Change News | Vulnerability-Nigeria | Climate Smart Ag.| 50 CBA Programs | Food Security-Ethiopia
• 7 Years of extreme weather in Grenada increases malnutrition & poverty
• Yadua Village, Fiji: 200 people are suffering climate change induced rising sea levels
• Ethiopia | Food/HIV | Food Security | Urban Gardening | Income Generation
• British Virgin Islands: Climate change heavy rains degrade coastal water quality & impact local economy
February. Ethiopia | Food/HIV | Food Security | Urban Gardening | Income Generation | Micro Savings
• Woman Vote During Needs Assessment Process
• Alternative income generation program
• Capital, savings, and micro-credit program
• Disaster risk reduction program
February. Nigeria | Vulnerabilities | Irrigation | Coping Strategies | Drought
• Water use management plan
• Farmer soil and water program
• Family garden and nutrition program
• Agricultural income generation program
February. Ethiopia | Water/Nutrition/HIV | Drip Irrigation | Urban Agriculture | Gray Water
• Water use management plan
• Climate smart agricultural practices program
• Family garden and nutrition program
• Community youth activity program
February. Southern Uganda | Water Scarcity | Drought | Water Management Plan | Coping Strategies
• Water use management plan
• Extreme drought is reducing crop yields and negatively impacting livestock
• Improved Agricultural Practices Program
• Mulching
January. One Billion Hungry People: Can Home Garden Gardens be a Solution?
• Project of the Month:  Food Security through a Farmer Field School and Home Gardens in Kenya
• Victory Gardens in England: See photos and lists of vegetables grown in an English garden.
• Raised bed workshop
• Resources for Nutrition and Home Gardening Projects
January. Field Projects Special Issue: Adaptation | Islands | Water | Forests
• Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change News: CBA
• Forests and Climate Change News
• Water and Climate Change News
• Islands and Climate Change News
December. SIDS & Climate Change News | Fiji Mangroves & Reefs | Grenada Water Cons. | BVI Flood Resilience
• Climate change related drought plagues island farmers on Timor Leste
• Wet and Dry in Mauritius
• A Water Management Program: Will It Help Mauritian Farmers Adapt to Climate Change
• Mindanao Island: reduced fish catch due to climate variability
December. SIDS & Forest & Climate Change News | Bangladesh | Perú | Malawi | Nigeria
• Bangladesh: Participatory Riparian Forest Management Program
• Perú: Participatory restoration & conservation of a fragile mangrove ecosystem
• Agroforestry and Conservation Agriculture for Malawi Food Security
• Forest Reserve Nigeria: REDD+ | NTFPs | Climate Smart Agroforestry
November. Water & Climate Change News | Rainwater Harvesting Mexico | Kenyan Villagers: 4% of Water of Canadians | Tanzania Drought & Flood
• Families in Kenyan Village Have 4% of the Water as do Canadian Families
• 36% Water Shortage in Mexico City: Rainwater Harvesting Solution
• Drought & Flood in Remote Tanzanian Village
• Wet and Dry in Mauritius: film by Matt Gray
November. CBA Climate Change News | 300 CBA Actions | Vulnerability-Tanzania | Risk Maps Mauritius | Farmers-Guatemala
• Is Climate Change Affecting Farmers in Your Country? It is in Guatemala.
• Climate Change Risk & Vulnerability in a Remote Tanzanian Village
• Participatory Mapping. Will It Help Mauritian Farmers Adapt to Climate Change Hazards?
• 300 Hands-On Field Activities for Community Based Adaptation Projects: Updated
August. Climate Change Risk & Vulnerability in a Remote Tanzanian Village
• Resources
• Hazards in their Community
• A Seasonal Calendar
• Drought and Flood
August. Participatory Mapping. Will It Help Mauritian Farmers Adapt to Climate Change Hazards?
• Participatory Mapping
• Farmer’s adaptation strategies
• Near-term outcomes for the project
• Long-term impacts of the project
March. Is Climate Change Affecting Farmers in Your Country? It is in Guatemala.
• Climate Change reducing profits
• Two Major Hurricanes in 4 Years
• Adaptation to Climate Change
• Restoration, Soil Conservation & Water Management

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