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Government, NGOs, Private Setor Pursuing Sustainable Agriculture in Indonesia

Several organizations, including NGOs, farmers‟ unions and corporate houses, and the government are currently working on numerous projects involving sustainable agriculture across Indonesia.

NGOs:

"The Yayasan Mitra Tani Mandiri, which won the Equator Prize in 2010, works with over 40 villages in East Nusa Tenggara to produce sustainable agricultural systems including land, water and organic farming."

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SFG June 2011, page 10:
http://newsletters.clearsignals.org/SFG_June 2011.pdf#page=10

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Haryana to give ID cards to hemophiliac children

Children suffering from the genetic blood disorder hemophilia will receive ID cards so that they can use state government facilities. The Haryana State Blood Transfusion Council will prepare the photo ID cards. The Haryana state government provides blood units free of cost to hemophiliac patients from government blood banks, as well as a free transport facility for hemophiliac children suffering from the disorder. Hemophiliac children also receive free education through 10th grade in government schools.

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Mobile Phones Catch Epidemics Earlier in South Asia

The Real‐time Biosurveillance Program (RTBP) was launched in India
and Sri Lanka by by LRNEasia, the Indian Institute of Technology —Madras (IITM), Carnegie Mellon University's Auton Lab, the University of Alberta and the International Development Research Center (IDRC), "to test the potential of using mobile phones in health data collection.

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Intellecap May 2011 page 1, 2, 3:
http://newsletters.clearsignals.org/Intellecap_May2011.pdf#page=1
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