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Entries in agriculture for income (68)

Monday
Sep222014

Building Livelihoods on the Front Lines of Climate Change: Identifying Market Opportunities and Agricultural Value Chains in the Sahel Regions of Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali

Building Livelihoods on the Front Lines of Climate Change: Identifying Market Opportunities and Agricultural Value Chains in the Sahel Regions of Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali   

This report assesses various market opportunities in Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali. It examines priority crop, livestock and forestry value chains for men and women. It also identifies barriers to inclusion and opportunities for full participation.

Catholic Relief Services commissioned Tulane University’s Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy to write this report.

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Wednesday
Aug272014

Moving Together to the Market: The Clustering Approach to Agroenterprise Development for Small Farmers

Moving Together to the Market: The Clustering Approach to Agroenterprise Development for Small Farmers   

Smallholder farmers can improve their livelihoods by better understanding their market opportunities. Moving Together to the Market is a step-by-step guide to help extension workers train farmers in agroenterprise skills.

The guide describes how extension workers can help farmers to form clusters and engage with markets. It includes eight tool kits that extension workers can use to guide farmers through the process.

Download the manual (PDF, 4.7 MB)

Download the tool kits:

  1. Partnership building, site selection and cluster formation (ZIP, 4 MB)
  2. Product selection and supply assessment (ZIP, 1.7 MB)
  3. Market chain study (ZIP, 1.8 MB)
  4. Cluster commitment-setting (ZIP, 1.2 MB)
  5. Agroenterprise plan and mobilization (ZIP, 1 MB)
  6. Product supply organizing (ZIP, 64 KB)
  7. Test marketing (ZIP, 1.8 MB)
  8. Sustained enterprises (ZIP, 488 KB)

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Tuesday
May202014

Cultivating Change: Success Stories From the WALA and IMPACT Programs in Southern Malawi

Cultivating Change: Success Stories From the WALA and IMPACT Programs in Southern Malawi   

These success stories describe how two programs helped poor and vulnerable people to strengthen their health, agricultural livelihoods and food security in Malawi. The programs

  • helped families to grow more food,
  • guided farmers toward profitable business practices,
  • helped people to form savings groups,
  • taught families and young mothers about health and nutrition and
  • increased access to HIV services and social welfare systems.
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Friday
May092014

Rapid Economic Feasibility Study in Guatemala

   This study assesses smallholder opportunities in the cardamom, cinnamon, macadamia, and nutmeg value chains in Guatemala. It provides information on how each of these crops is currently integrated into existing farming systems and how they can be further developed to improve economic, environmental, and social outcomes.

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Monday
Mar242014

WALA Malawi Fee-for-Service Delivery Channel: Agribusiness Service Providers

  

CRS’ Wellness and Agriculture for Life Advancement (WALA) program’s agribusiness operations approach has helped farmers become more integrated into the market system in Malawi. This brochure gives an overview of the role of agribusiness service providers, the training provided by WALA, the results, and how the program has helped agribusiness service providers become self-sustaining business advisors.

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Monday
Mar242014

WALA Malawi Fee-for-Service Delivery Channel: Community Animal Health Workers

  

Livestock production is key to achieving food security, stabilizing cash flow and improving livelihoods. This brochure gives an overview of how CRS’ Wellness and Agriculture for Life Advancement (WALA) program has been working with Paravets – community-based livestock husbandry and health providers – to improve food security.

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Monday
Feb102014

Gender in Agribusiness Report

  

This report describes the results of a study on gender dynamics in cash and food crop marketing clubs in Southern Malawi. The study was conducted as part of CRS’ Wellness and Agriculture for Life Advancement project (WALA) by CRS partner ACDI/VOCA.

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Monday
Feb102014

Gender in Agribusiness Summary Paper

   This paper summarizes the results of a study on gender dynamics in cash and food crop marketing clubs in Southern Malawi. The study was conducted as part of CRS’ Wellness and Agriculture for Life Advancement project (WALA) by CRS partner ACDI/VOCA.

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Wednesday
Jan082014

Revitalizing Vanilla in Madagascar

  

In Madagascar, CRS studied the feasibility of enhancing small farmer participation in the vanilla value chain and the opportunities this could offer farmers. The study results revealed vanilla is a value chain that offers significant opportunities for small-holder farmers in Madagascar. We are now pursuing opportunities to support these farmers to enhance their participation, which will result in extensive social, environmental and economic benefits.

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Friday
Aug232013

CRS et les moyens de subsistance agricoles

CRS et les moyens de subsistance agricoles   

Au cours des cinq prochaines années, CRS et ses partenaires vont ouvrir la « voie de la prospérité » à 2 millions de ménages ruraux, soit 12 millions de personnes. Nous les aiderons à se relever, à construire et à se développer pour créer des moyens de subsistance agricoles prospères et résilients.

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Monday
Jul152013

Financial Education

Financial Education   

This 11-lesson financial education curriculum, part of CRS' five skill sets for rural development, has two main purposes:

  • To provide trainers with the tools to teach groups about financial management.
  • To help group members improve their financial and money management skills.

The curriculum is appropriate for development facilitators, field agents and SILC private service providers.

1. Introduction and Glossary (PDF, 496 KB)
2. Section I: Goals, Income, Expenses and Budgeting (PDF, 1.3 MB)
3. Section II: Savings (PDF, 973 KB)
4. Section III: Borrowing (PDF, 1.2 MB)

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Monday
Jun172013

CRS and Agricultural Livelihoods

  

During the next five years, we and our partners will provide a "pathway to prosperity" for 2 million rural households, or 12 million people. We will help them Recover, Build and Grow to achieve prosperous and resilient agricultural livelihoods.

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Wednesday
Jun052013

CRS Is Linking Chili Farmers to Market in Malawi to Improve Livelihoods and Build Resilience

  

This brief highlights how CRS’ Wellness and Agriculture for Life Advancement (WALA) program is reducing food insecurity in almost 215,000 chronically food insecure households in Southern Malawi. Through WALA, CRS is linking smallholder farmers in Malawi to Exagris, one of the nation’s leading bird’s eye chili exporters.

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Monday
May132013

Wellness and Agriculture for Life Advancement Program in Malawi

Wellness and Agriculture for Life Advancement Program in Malawi  

This brief describes how CRS' Wellness and Agriculture for Life Advancement (WALA) program is helping reduce food insecurity in almost 215,000 chronically food insecure households in Southern Malawi. WALA is a 5-year integrated food security program funded by USAID's Food for Peace and managed by a consortium of nine NGOs, led by CRS.

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Thursday
Jan242013

Five Skill Sets for Smallholder Farmers

Five Skill Sets for Smallholder Farmers   

What skills do smallholder farmers need in order to succeed? The guides and videos in this site explain how to help farmers strengthen five skill sets to successfully engage with markets.

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