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  • Posted by Angela Canterbury 18 Apr
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Uganda Conservation Farming Initiative (UCFI)

    The $8.4 million USDA-funded Uganda Conservation Farming Initiative (UCFI) aims to increase the profitability of smallholder farmers through a value chain approach to strengthening Producer Organizations (POs) and introducing Conservation Farming (CF). To date, 59,961 farmers have been trained in CF practices, post-harvest handling, and storage techniques. Interventions have resulted in a 47
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  • Posted by Angela Canterbury 18 Apr
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Wayuu Artisan Women’s Initiative Leads to 231% Increase in Income

            Under the Wayuu Artisan Women’s Initiative headed by Aid to Artisans (ATA) and CREATA with the support of the Walmart Foundation, more than 16 Wayuu artisan groups representing more than 400 artisans have garnered great success. With the mission to provide economic opportunities to more than 800 Wayuu artisans in northern
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  • Posted by Angela Canterbury 18 Apr
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USAID Global Development Alliance Cold Chain Project

      Considering the huge population and an increasing urban demand for time- and labor-saving food products in Bangladesh, there is a vast potential for companies to add value and increase incomes with ready-to-cook and ready-to-eat foods. Furthermore, production of frozen and ready-to-cook food items can help reduce high post-harvest food losses and provide
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  • Posted by Angela Canterbury 17 Apr
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East Timor – Consolidating Cooperative Agribusiness Recovery (COCAR)

    Since 1994, NCBA CLUSA has been working in Timor-Leste in four specific value chain sectors: coffee, spices, beef cattle, and timber products. Through funding from USAID, NCBA CLUSA began implementing a series of three projects focused on contributing to improve coffee procurement and processing. Through these projects, NCBA CLUSA fostered Cooperativa Café Timor
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  • Posted by Angela Canterbury 17 Apr
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USAID Dairy Enhancement in Eastern Province (DEEP) Project Resulted in a 5% Increase in Dairy-Related Annual Income

      Under the USAID Dairy Enhancement in Eastern Province (DEEP) project, Land O’ Lakes partnered with CIC Agribusiness to create an inclusive, sustainable value chain in N.E. Sri Lanka. CIC Agribusiness co-invested $4.5 million in milk a processing center, feed mill, and market linkage. The partnership resulted in a five percent increase in
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  • Posted by Angela Canterbury 17 Apr
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MEDA’s Ukraine Horticulture Development Project (UHDP)

    MEDA’s Ukraine Horticulture Development Project (UHDP) in The Republic of the Crimea and The Zaporizhzhia Oblast, Southeast Ukraine goal was to improve small farmers’ income through improving support services and linkages to markets. During the project, MEDA established Argo Capital Management Limited (ACM), a leasing firm to meet the financing needs of local
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  • Posted by Angela Canterbury 17 Apr
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MEDA Rice Project to Reach 5,000 Smallholder Farmers in Sierra Leone

    In Sierra Leone, MEDA and Mountain Lion Agriculture signed a cooperation agreement with MEDA aimed at advancing MLA’s interests in Sierra Leone. MEDA will deliver expertise in market-driven, small farmer out-grower crop production and output consolidation systems and value chain development. Mountain Lion Agriculture is co- owned and co-managed by an experienced Sierra
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  • Posted by Angela Canterbury 16 Apr
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High Value Small Farmer Production, Processing and Marketing in Indonesia

    Over the past 35 years, NCBA CLUSA, working in partnership with Indonesian cooperatives, has established sustainable cooperative procurement and processing activities together with marketing channels for coffee, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, black pepper, cassava, and cattle. Over 500,000 smallholder farmers are selling their crops through these channels. Under this $4 million USAID-GDA, including
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