Facilitating Systemic Change: Insights from Feed the Future Programs in Rwanda, Senegal, Ghana, and Zambia - Event Resources

  • Date Posted: September 7, 2016
  • Authors: Olaf Kula, Ben Fowler, Elizabeth Dunn, Dan White, Alex Diouf
  • Organizations/Projects: Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO)/ACDI/VOCA
  • Document Types: Tool, Other
  • Donor Type: Non-US Government Agency

Systemic change is often talked about, but poorly understood. Join us as we explore how four Feed the Future projects in Sub-Saharan Africa contributed to changes in the systems in which they worked, across varying market enabling environments and using a range of programmatic approaches.

Hosted by the Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO) activity, this webinar will draw out implications from these four cases and explore how projects can contribute to systemic change—with a particular focus on the diffusion of innovations within a system. 

The four projects are:

1) the Rwanda Dairy Competitiveness Program II, with a focus on dairy standards;

2) Nataal Mbay in Senegal, with a focus on contract farming and equipment leasing;

3) PROFIT PLUS, with a focus on new business practices in agricultural input and output markets;

4) ADVANCE II in Ghana, with a focus on farmer aggregation models.