The ability of individual firms to enter, compete, grow, and engage in value chains locally or internationally is what drives market development and economic growth.
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This blog post summarizes the Cracking the Nut conference held in October 2019 and presents the downloadable conference report.
EEFS' technical one-pager highlights learning from the full eastern DRC SeedCLIR report, two technical articles, and a global webinar to describe how development actors and policymakers can facilitate an improved enabling environment for seed in DRC through a phased approach.
Mar 13, 2020
The USAID Improving Private Sector Competitiveness activity is soliciting proposals from qualified organizations interested in seeking to remove constraints and build the competitiveness of small and growing businesses (SGBs) in Vietnam.
Mar 10, 2020
Access to finance is a major pain point in market systems development, but how can we go beyond traditional financing methods to better reach agricultural businesses?
Apr 16, 2020
This webinar will share emerging lessons and results on the Arab Women's Enterprise Fund's approach to women's economic empowerment and will present lessons from the Practitioner Learning Brief on Making Digital Finance Work for Women in the MENA Region.
Feb 20, 2020
The case of Lebanon mirrors what in the MERS handbook is referred to as a crisis stuck in the relief phase. In crisis environments, short term goals focus on stabilizing households and providing basic needs.
Feb 13, 2020
Marketlinks, Agrilinks, and the Feed the Future Enabling Environment for Food Security (EEFS) project hosted a joint webinar on Thursday, February 6, 2020, examining the enabling environment for agricultural market systems in fragile contexts.
This post is part two in a two-part series about market systems resilience (MSR) and highlights three major learnings on good practice for MSR.
This post is part one in a two-part series about market systems resilience (MSR) and highlights new guidance and tools that provide a foundational understanding of how different programs are approaching the topic.
Feb 10, 2020
This report provides donors and investors, as well as charitable initiatives and organizations, with answers to the two following questions: How can systems change across the world be financed more effectively? How can change be better supported for the benefit of society?
Feb 09, 2020
How PNG delivers power to its populace is important to the nation. The Development Strategic Plan calls for carbon neutrality by 2050.
Given the primacy of seed for agricultural sector resilience and growth, development actors are eager to address seed needs in the wake of conflict. This post explores how to tailor those investments for fragile contexts in a way consistent with long-term seed market development.
Jan 27, 2020
The vast majority of food grown in Africa is by smallholder farmers. Implementing these four recommendations will speed up the process of putting improved seed in the hands of Africa’s food growers permanently.
Jan 22, 2020
Nine projects are funded by NWO-WOTRO to strengthen the Netherlands-CGIAR research partnership on generating insights that contribute to improving seed systems in focus regions within Asia and Sub-Sahara Africa.
Jan 22, 2020
The aim of this project was to support firms in profitably breaking into the smallholder seeds markets in Mozambique through the development of their own CBSP sales and distribution systems, and to support them in selling seed to at least 12,000 smallholder farmers.
Jan 15, 2020
Afghanistan has an employment challenge. As one of the youngest countries in the world and with more than 400,000 youth joining a stagnant economy’s labour force each year, the number of youth who are unemployed, under-employed, or vulnerably employed grows by the day.