In this webinar recording from October 29th 2020, Chelsie Kolberg and Bryan Pride from Rise Against Hunger share their experiences of overcoming barriers to program implementation created by COVID-19 through a case study of implementing training videos in a Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture project at a school in South Sudan. At the end of this webinar you will be able to:
Discern alternative methods to implement programs
Recognize how implementation practices can be dynamic in the face of COVID-19
Explore methods to empower local communities to drive their own development
Publication tags: Video - COVID-19 Pandemic, Food Systems and Agriculture, Nutrition-sensitive Agriculture
Bryan graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2015 with an MPP in Sustainable Development focusing on food security and agriculture. While pursuing his graduate degree, Bryan received recognition for his research that examined the correlative relationship between cash crop production and rising levels of food insecurity within developing countries. After completion of his Master’s, he served with the U.S Peace Corps as an Agriculture Extension Officer in Ghana. As a Peace Corps Volunteer, Bryan designed and implemented a nutrition and agriculture program that reached more than 2,000 women. The project was designed to assist women with developing knowledge and skills to improve household nutrition through education and small home gardens. After two years of serving in a small community of northern Ghana, Bryan began working on a USAID funded pilot project called Resiliency In Northern Ghana (RING) as an Agriculture Technical Advisor. As a technical advisor, Bryan collaborated with local government officials to design and implement projects ranging from animal husbandry to improving crop yields of orange flesh sweet potatoes. His most notable project was a poultry rearing project that taught women how to rear poultry for egg production. The project assisted beneficiaries to learn animal husbandry techniques that directly resulted in increased food supplies and increased income of individual households.