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Entries in agriculture innovations (12)

Friday
Jan272012

How the CRS-Led ACORDAR Project in Nicaragua Is Helping Small-Scale Farmers Become Major Players

The CRS-led Alliance to Create Rural Development Opportunities through Agroenterprise Relationships (ACORDAR) assists 7,000 smallholder farmers by helping them produce and sell demand-driven goods. The agency has also helped farmers organize enterprises that maintain multiple off-farm relationships with financial service providers, buyers, local governments and added-value certification bodies.

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Friday
Jan132012

Providing Food Assistance While Supporting Local Production

Local and Regional Procurement of food aid involves using cash resources to purchase food commodities within the country or region of programming. Two recent programs in Mali and Burkina Faso not only supplied commodities to schools but also used USDA resources to support smallholder farmers.

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Tuesday
Nov222011

Growing Gardens in Urban and Peri-urban Areas of Lesotho

Lesotho faces chronic food insecurity. Catholic Relief Services implemented an urban homestead gardening project, targeting 5,000 poor households in urban and peri-urban areas.

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Thursday
Nov172011

Combating cassava diseases to reduce food insecurity and increase incomes in the Great Lakes Region

Cassava Mosaic Disease and Cassava Brown Streak Disease have devastated the food security and income of millions of cassava-dependent farm families. The Great Lakes Cassava Initiative is combining research and development activities to respond to this crisis.

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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
Jan042011

CRS helps farmers understand impact of climate change on coffee growing in Central America

This one-pager showcases a CRS project called "Coffee Under Pressure (CUP)" that is helping coffee growing communities in Central America to adapt to climate change in order to ensure sustainable development. The project is the outcome of a CRS study that helped the organization predict the impact that climate change will have on coffee crops in the region.

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Monday
Nov222010

Integrating water concerns into agriculture and environmental programming 

CRS is now working to better integrate water concerns into agriculture and environmental activities in both policy and programming.

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Monday
Nov222010

Intégrer l’eau, l’agriculture et l’environnement

CRS s’efforce désormais de mieux intégrer les questions relatives à l’eau dans les activités agricoles et environnementales.

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Monday
Nov222010

Integración de Agua y Agricultura

CRS está trabajando para integrar mejor las consideraciones relativas al tema del agua dentro de las actividades agrícolas y medio ambientales.

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Thursday
Apr292010

How Egg Hatching Machines Can Help Afghan Farmers Increase Poultry Production

Catholic Relief Services provided equipment and training to help farmers increase poultry production.

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Wednesday
Apr282010

Providing Access to Food and Supplies Through Vouchers

Catholic Relief Services and partners provided vouchers in exchange for shelter
and other goods to help households recover assets after heavy flooding.

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