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Smallholder farmers in developing countries require a combination of agricultural and business skills to truly succeed in a market system. The market systems approach, which leverages local systems to deliver goods and services, is a cornerstone of Fintrac’s work with the commercial sector to end hunger and poverty. more
Nov 10, 2015
This clip traces where smallholder farmers access their seed. It raises issues about how to assess and support a range of channels in emergency and developmental periods— including support to local more
Nov 9, 2015
Integrating Nutrition in Value Chains (INVC) is the flagship Feed the Future Malawi activity committed to improving food security and nutrition in farming households while reducing rural poverty through an agriculture-led, integrated economic growth, nutrition, and natural resource management strategy. The more
Oct 29, 2015
For many years, The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library (TEEAL) has been improving access to scientific literature at developing world institutions with limited Internet capacity and/or financial resources. TEEAL offers a searchable, offline, digital library of agriculturally focused research journals, as well more
Web Resource
Oct 16, 2015
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on reducing poverty have been met by many countries, yet many others lag behind and the post-2015 challenge will be the full eradication of poverty and hunger. Many developing countries increasingly recognize that social protection measures are needed to relieve the more
Oct 13, 2015
Farmer field fora (FFF) is a participatory and cost-effective tool for empowering farmers to share knowledge among themselves using farmer facilitators. Although less known, FFF is similar to the well-known Farmer Field Schools (FFS) approach to human resource development in agriculture, particularly in more
Case Study
Oct 7, 2015
Of sub-Saharan Africa’s estimated 150,000 extension officers in the early 1990s, perhaps only one in six had completed a bachelor’s or higher degree. About 70 percent held a certificate issued by an agricultural college of the Ministry of Agriculture; another 15 percent tended to hold a higher diploma degree more
Case Study
Oct 7, 2015
Seventy-five percent of the world’s poor live in rural areas and the majority of these people depend on agriculture to survive. Enhancing farmers’ and agricultural workers’ livelihoods is essential to addressing rural poverty. To address this need, input providers and other agricultural actors along the value chain more
Case Study
Oct 7, 2015
This MEAS-funded research project was conducted to provide an assessment of a range of different types of approaches that are currently being used to reach rural women. This assessment was conducted to identify new knowledge and understanding of the approaches that are working, those that are not, and those that are more
Guidance Document
Oct 7, 2015
For the past five years, the USAID-funded HIFIVE project has been working to transform the agricultural finance sector in Haiti and expand financial inclusion through the use of technology. A catalyst and a facilitator, HIFIVE has supported 65 credit unions, microfinance institutions, and commercial and more
Web Resource
Oct 2, 2015