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Entries in agriculture for income (68)

Friday
Oct072011

Expanded Small Farmer Marketing Program

Expanded Small Farmer Marketing Program   

A program in the Philippines worked with 9,600 smallholder farmers to help them form farmer groups, increase production and access better loans.

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Wednesday
Sep142011

Partnership for Success - Stories from the Great Lakes Cassava Initiative

In the Great Lakes region of Africa, cassava is being ravaged by two diseases that can reduce yields by over 70% and render the roots and leaves inedible. These diseases have led to severe food insecurity in the region, exacerbated by erratic weather and poor cereal yields.  The Great Lakes Cassava Initiative, a CRS-led project in the area, is helping farmers overcome food insecurity. The stories shared through this document are a small sample of the experiences of local stakeholders and implementing NGO partner staff and beneficiaries participating in the project. Each story provides qualitative insight into the project’s impacts. The stories are also being complemented by more quantitative case studies.

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Monday
Jun202011

Harnessing the Power of Savings and Lending Communities to Drive Agroenterprise Development in Ghana

Cracking the Nut Conference: Overcoming Obstacles to Rural and Agricultural Finances

For smallholder farmers in Ghana, limited access to agricultural finance and quality agriculture extension support are the two most binding constraints to achieving increased production and productivity. They also struggle to find reliable and qualified agricultural extension support. This paper highlights an innovative strategy used by CRS to mobilize partners into small groups in order to improve their access to finance for agricultural investment through savings and internal lending communities (SILC) and enhance the outreach of extension officers without increasing their workload.  

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Tuesday
Jun142011

Assessment of Haitian Mango Value Chain: A Participatory Assessment of Mango Chain Actors in Southern Haiti

This assessment provides an overview of the mango market at the international and national level and an analysis of the mango chain in Haiti and the region.

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Tuesday
Jun142011

Assessment of Haitian Coffee Value Chain: A Participatory Assessment of Coffee Chain Actors in Southern Haiti

This assessment provides an overview of the coffee market at the international and national level and an analysis of the coffee chain in Haiti and the region.

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Monday
Jan312011

Helping Ethiopian farmers profit from the sale of white beans

To help farmers maximize the sale of their white bean crop, CRS designed a project called “New Business Models for Sustainable Trading Relationships” to enable smallholders to participate in sustainable trading relationships with multinational businesses.

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Monday
Jan312011

Boosting income of rural families to meet basic needs in Central America

CRS is working with partners to help rural families increase their income and improve their diets in remote areas of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua through the Agriculture for Basic Needs Project.

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Tuesday
Jan182011

Developing Agriculture Loan Products for Poor Rural Communities

Examines key lessons learned by Metemamen MF, a microfinance partner of CRS Ethiopia, during the pilot testing of a new loan product designed for rural poor farmers. The paper shares the experience of the microfinance institution as it worked with CRS’ agroenterprise initiative to design financial services for farmers engaged in white pea bean production.

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Friday
Jan142011

Helping Pakistani farmers recover from floods: The CRS response

The recent flooding in Pakistan has been a disaster for farmers. Many families lost their crops as well as their homes, seed stores, stables and livestock. Farmers throughout the flood-affected areas need to plant wheat during the October/November planting season, but where and how will they get the seed? This technical note explains how CRS is helping Pakistani farmers access seed.

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Friday
Jan142011

Strategies for Sustainable Coffee

Coffee production is important to both the economies and ecologies of the regions in which it is produced. This poster looks at how CRS is providing support for coffee-based livelihoods to promote sustainable coffee production.

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Friday
Jan142011

Increasing Smallholder Access to Finance 

This poster looks at how increasing smallholder access to finance through saving and lending can lead to increased investment in agriculture. This poster was presented at CRS’ Holistic Innovations in Agriculture Programming Symposium, held in Washington D.C. on April 20, 2009.

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Friday
Jan142011

Increasing Market Access for Smallholders through Friendly Traders and Farmer Clusters

CRS is helping farmers in the Phillipines organize into product clusters to supply quality produce at the right price and time. Download this poster to learn more about this approach.

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Friday
Jan142011

Linking Poor Farmers to Supermarkets in Vietnam

Changing consumer patterns have caused the supermarket industry in Vietnam to grow over the past few years. This poster looks at how CRS is helping farmers utilize this new opportunity access a more stable and high value market. This poster was presented at CRS’ Holistic Innovations in Agriculture Programming Symposium, held in Washington D.C. on April 20, 2009.

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Friday
Jan142011

Multiple Skills for Farmer Groups

Providing farmer groups with the skill sets they need – rather than just one – is different from the usual development approaches, and vital for empowering farmers to stimulate development for themselves at the local level. This poster looks at how combining skills sets can help farmers engage with markets and pull themselves out of poverty. This poster was presented at CRS’ Holistic Innovations in Agriculture Programming Symposium, held in Washington D.C. on April 20, 2009.

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Friday
Jan142011

Using Vouchers in Burkina Faso 

This poster looks at how CRS is using a voucher-based response to respond to rising food prices, flood, and drought in Burkina Faso.

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