Entries in agriculture programming principles (8)
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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Developed in response to major changes the agricultural sector, this document states the principles that will guide CRS' support to poor, rural, agricultural communities over the next five years and sets new goals for the agency's work in urban and peri-urban areas.
A product of the experiences and lessons learned while implementing agroenterprise projects in eastern and southern Africa. A Market Facilitator’s Guide is based on a resource-to-consumption framework, which is the central theme of the “enabling rural innovation” (ERI) approach for rural development. This approach seeks to empower farmer groups with the necessary skills to make informed decisions for their economic development, based on an analysis of their surroundings, assets and skills. The methodology also aims for outcomes that are equitable, gender focused and participatory. Reprint of a document previously published by CIAT.