Boosting Food Self-Sufficiency and Household Income in Paraguay

In 2017, a severe storm damaged the home and livelihood of Sonia Hortigosa, 35, who lives in Caracarai, in southeastern …

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Kenya Livestock Market Systems Activity: Expanding and Diversifying Economic Opportunities

This Landscape Assessment and Analysis: Capital Supply and Demand in Northern Kenya was originally published in November 2018.

Women Farmers Increase Onion Production & Family Income in Burkina Faso

Small-scale market gardening, especially onion production, has become an important income-generating activity for women in Zorkoum, a village central Burkina …

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Helping Women Forge Their Own Paths Out of Extreme Poverty in Kenya

In traditionally patriarchal societies like those in Northern Kenya, women continue to face entrenched gender biases and inequalities that limit …

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Mozambican Entrepreneur Opens Nursery to Cultivate Seeds and Customers

Roughly 80 kilometers outside of Maputo, Mozambique’s capital city, smallholder farmers like Jaime Alberto Tila are looking for ways to …

Integrating the 5Rs Framework into the Transforming Market System (TMS) Activity Design, Implementation and Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning in Honduras

This publication was originally published by USAID Learning Lab. It was produced in collaboration with Dexis Consulting Group and USAID/Honduras.  This case story …

Market Connections Signal a Brighter Future for Farmers in Bangladesh

Tahmina, who lives in the village of Galachipa in the Barguna District of southwestern Bangladesh, first started farming after one …

The Future of Food is Bleak. Here’s How We Can Leverage the Private Sector to Face It.

This post originally appeared on The SEEP Network. With the recent publication of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in …

From Struggling Milk Producer to Thriving Entrepreneur in Burkina Faso

In central-northern Burkina Faso in the city of Kaya, fresh milk is not always available. Because of low investment in …

Key Takeaways from ACDI/VOCA’s Pivot to a Market Systems Approach

At ACDI/VOCA, our mission is to empower people to succeed in the global economy. To achieve our mission on the …