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Explore findings from research on why some 66% of farmers in malt barley cooperatives in parts of Ethiopia were side-selling.
Network analysis is often cited as a useful tool for analyzing market systems, but can be difficult for large networks. In Bangladesh, the USAID-funded Rice and Diversified Crops (RDC) activity tested an ego-net approach.
This blog outlines three innovative strategies the Feed the Future Mozambique Inova Activity used to establish a culture of learning within the project team and between the project and its partners to promote the internalization of market systems principles.
With support from the Cooperative Development Program (CDP), Equal Exchange set out to answer if small farmers are really too poor to invest. In 2010, the CDP and Equal Exchange began working together with six farmer organizations in Latin America building member investment and savings programs.
Check out this resource from The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), a global partnership of organizations seeking to advance financial inclusion. These interactive dashboards provide easy access to data drawn from six countries.
With the growing need to “do more with less” and demonstrate results when using development dollars, pay-for-results is a compelling solution — one which USAID and other donors will inevitably want to see more of.
As part of USAID's commitment to working with communities to strengthen their resilience, USAID has elevated resilience to an objective in the Global Food Security Strategy, prioritizing approaches that strengthen households' and communities' absorptive, adaptive, and transformative resilience...
This is the second post in the Cooperative Development Learning Series, highlighting learning from USAID’s Cooperative Development Program (CDP). Here WOCCU discusses what they’ve learned in agricultural lending in Guatemala, Mexico, and Kenya. See the previous post here . Flora Mukiri, a...
Improving staple crop production is widely viewed as crucial for increasing food security and reducing poverty in sub‐Saharan Africa (SSA). However, smallholder households in SSA who cultivate maize and other grains face two major post‐harvest challenges. First, pests cause post‐harvest loss of up...