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Webinar: What’s in a Name? From On-Farm to Non-Farm Livelihoods and Everything in Between

Event Date: 
Mar 07, 2019
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Online Event
SCALE Award (Strengthening Capacity in Agriculture, Livelihoods and Environment)


On-farm, off-farm, non-farm… What’s in a name? Common alternative livelihoods terms often appear straightforward on paper but can be rather ambiguous in practice. As food security initiatives increasingly include alternative livelihoods components and diversification strategies, it’s important to understand the distinctions between these interventions, particularly with regards to the implications for program design, targeting, measurement, etc.

Join Save the Children and Mercy Corps in an interactive webinar unpacking these terms and understanding common usages, important distinctions, interlinkages with food systems development, specific program examples, and where the lines get a little blurry.

This webinar is supported by the USAID Food for Peace-funded SCALE Award (Strengthening Capacity in Agriculture, Livelihoods & Environment). Learn more about SCALE on the FSN Network website. 


Adam Reinhart, Office of Food for Peace

Malini Tolat, Asia Advisor, Livelihoods, Save the Children

Tara Noronha, SCALE Livelihoods Lead, Mercy Corps 

Andrea Mottram, SCALE Director, Mercy Corps

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