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“But What Is It Doing To the Markets?” Developing Tools and Guidance to Understand and Influence the Effects of Humanitarian Assistance on Market Vendors

October 20, 2020
In humanitarian response, agencies can provide needed resources in kind to affected families-- or, as is increasingly becoming the norm, through cash transfers or with vouchers. Proponents of cash and voucher assistance (CVA) generally agree that, in addition to being fast and efficient, cash and vouchers can channel humanitarian-assistance funds through local vendors and increase the funds circulating in the local economy.

Georgia’s Livestock Industry Challenges in Times of COVID-19

June 12, 2020
In order to analyze the impact of COVID-19 on dairy and beef value chains incorporating food security concerns such as availability, access and utilization, Land O’Lakes Venture37 and Georgian Farmers’ Association conducted a pulse survey in May 2020 of project participants in the USDA Safety and Quality Investment in Livestock project.

Food Safety - Now More than Ever

May 11, 2020
This blog post discusses the importance of implementing best food safety practices along supply chains, especially among small and growing businesses.