DRA ZZJR 2020 - ZCC

As part of the Dutch Relief Alliance ‘s (DRA) Zambia/ Zimbabwe Joint Response ( ZZJR) ICCO is working in ...

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Agri-Business Skilling for Youth in a Refugee Context (ABSYR)

A partnership to promote gainful self employment in agribusiness for vulnerable youth in northern Uganda

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  • 2018
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DRA Nigeria JR 6 - JDF 2020

Nigeria has been confronted with multiple security challenges and has been suffering greatly since the Boko Haram insurgency ...

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  • 2020
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EU Aid Volunteers Deployment Program - FCA

EU AID Volunteers - ACT2Aid Volunteers for East Africa - is a project within the framework of ...

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  • 2019
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High Flyers Project For Young Entrepreneurs

The High Flyers project supports 1,000 young entrepreneurs between 18-35 years with an existing agribusiness in Nebbi district ...

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  • 2019
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FCA Humanitarian aid to crisis-affected communities in CAR

In this humanitarian response in the Central African Republic ICCO&Kerk in Actie collaborate with ACT Alliance member ...

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  • 2018
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DRA Nigeria JR 6 - Christian Aid 2020

The Nigeria Joint Response 2020 supports lifesaving activities and alleviates suffering of Host Communities and Internally Displaced Persons in ...

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  • 2020
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General Fund management

The RESET Plus Innovation Fund is financed by EU- Horn of Africa trust fund and managed by ICCO ...

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  • 2019
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Commercial Alliance for Smallholders in Horticulture, in Mali

The “Development of Public-Private Sector Partnerships for Vegetables in Sikasso and Mopti Regions of Mali” is a two-year ...

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  • 2017
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LWF Humanitarian aid to crisis-affected communities in CAR

In this humanitarian response in the Central African Republic ICCO&Kerk in Actie collaborate with ACT Alliance member ...

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  • 2019
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FCA Humanitarian aid to crisis-affected communities in CAR

In this humanitarian response in the Central African Republic ICCO & Kerk in Actie collaborate with ACT Alliance ...

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  • 2019
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Civil Society Partnership for shea and cashew

This program aims to improve the political environment of civil society organizations and the value chain governance system ...

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  • 2016
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Sustainable Shea Initiativ

The objective of this 3-year initiative is to contribute to increased food security, sustainable income, gender equality, and ...

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  • 2017
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Humanitarian aid to crisis-affected communities in CAR

This program contributes to building stronger and more resilient communities through the reduction of food insecurity of families ...

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  • 2018
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Microfinance, Agri-finance and Value Chain (MAVC)

Microfinance, Agri-finance and Value Chains (MAVC) is a four year project implemented and co-financed by ICCO and ...

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  • 2016
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Aid to drought affected communities in Somali/Ethiopia

Ethiopia is facing a complex humanitarian crisis as a result of an ongoing drought combined with an ethno-political ...

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  • 2018
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Mobilizing and Strengthening Young Leaders

The program for Accountable Local Governance (PGLR) is a five year project aimed at improving local government and ...

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  • 2014
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Strengthening Agricultural Value Chains for Food Security

One of the ambitions of the Dutch Embassy and the Dutch Government is to improve the food ...

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  • 2014
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DRA - SSJR4 - Global Aim - KiA

The South Sudan conflict has entered a fifth year and the entire population is experiencing far reaching effects ...

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  • 2018
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ACT - Lake Chad 2017-2018

Three countries (Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad) in the Lake Chad region are affected by the ongoing, Boko Haram ...

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  • 2017
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Beeswax Project

The beeswax program came as an addendum to the PPP Shea project. Since the shea production varies every ...

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  • 2016
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Unlocking Mali's Shea Potential

The Public Private Partnership (PPP) shea aims to contribute to increase sustainable income, gender equality, and resilience in ...

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  • 2014
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Sports for Social Cohesion

The program for Accountable Local Governance (PGLR) is a five year project aimed at improving local government and ...

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  • 2016
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Private-Public Partnership in Mali (PPP)

In Burkina Faso and Mali, 80% of women living in rural areas are involved in agriculture and in the ...

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  • 2015
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She Sells Shea

In Burkina Faso and Mali, 80% of women living in rural areas are involved in agriculture and in the ...

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  • 2015
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Barley Emerging Farmers Economic Development

The BE-FED project seeks to promote the participation of emerging black farmers in the commercial barley production supply ...

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  • 2016
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Humanitarian Aid in Nigeria through Dutch Relief Alliance

The ongoing human insecurity in North East Nigeria has escalated since 2013. The increasing attack by insurgencies continues to ...

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  • 2016
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Child at Risk trafficking Coalition

The lack of adequate income and decent jobs in the central region, and in the coastal villages of ...

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  • 2016
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Fighting against child labor in agricultural value chains

In Mali, parents (ab)use children for the collection of shea nuts and work in the field. These ...

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  • 2014
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Child Labour Free Zone Project

In Mali, parents (ab)use children for the collection/pick-up of Shea nuts and works in the fields. ...

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  • 2016
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Shea Nutrition Value Chain Vegetable production in Ghana

ICCO works in many countries in West Africa to develop the Shea Value chain and reduce poverty in ...

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  • 2016
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Child at Risk Lifeline

The lack of adequate income and decent jobs in the central region, and in the coastal villages of ...

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  • 2016
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South African Smallscale Sugar Growers

This projects aims to uplift local rural small-scale sugar cane farmers in South Africa. The project will improve ...

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  • 2014
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Siyavuna Fair Climate Agriculture Project

Siyavuna's program requires farmers to adopt organic methods and encourages permaculture principles in which soil restoration and soil ...

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  • 2014
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Birds, Bees & Business

The project Birds, Bees & Business combines the restoration of biodiversity and business activities ...

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  • 2018
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STARS

Strengthening African Rural Smallholders, in short STARS, is a project in partnership with Mastercard Foundation and ICCO ...

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  • 2016
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Youth Employment in Mali

Young people in Mali face employment challenges. Fewer jobs are created in the economy than are needed ...

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  • 2018
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RESET Plus: Innovation Fund for Resilience in Ethiopia

The RESET Plus Innovation Fund is a four-year initiative (2019-2022) of the European Union to foster social ...

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  • 2019
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Mitigating effects of climate change through crop insurance in Rwanda

Farmers in Rwanda increasingly face excessive rainfall and floods or extreme drought due to climate change. This ...

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Using Behavioural Science to Develop attractive Savings Products in Ethiopia

Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) in Ethiopia generally lack the financial resources to develop more loan products for their ...

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Empowering Youth in Rwanda to Become Successful Agri-preneurs

To help youth become successful agri-entrepreneurs (and evolving them from land renters to landowners in the long ...

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STARS in Rwanda empowers women to take leadership roles at work and at home

By supporting producer organizations in Rwanda to include more women in their leadership, ICCO Cooperation’s STARS ...

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Providing Business Opportunities for Sesame Farmers in Burkina Faso

How does ICCO Cooperation’s STARS program develop more business opportunities for over 24,000 sesame farmers in Burkina ...

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Changing clients’ savings behaviours helps MFIs in Ethiopia to become financially healthy

Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) in Ethiopia generally lack the financial resources to develop more loan products for their ...

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Digital Finance - An Effective Way to Increase Autonomy for Female Farmers in Senegal

With the introduction of digital products in finance, Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) in Senegal allow farmers to invest ...

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Cattle Fattening Fair in Dembecha

The holiday Gena (Ethiopian Christmas) is only two weeks ahead. And, as in many of Ethiopian holidays, ...

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How to Scale Fee-Based Services within Producer Organizations in Rwanda

One of the main challenges for producer organizations in Rwanda is to sustain agricultural training programs for ...

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Managing Financial Risks Key in Unlocking Farmer Investments Burkina Faso

Agricultural finance has never really taken off in Burkina Faso. This is partly because microfinance institutions (MFIs) ...

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Shea Producers in Burkina Faso Develop New Business Plans

The shea sector in West Africa is growing at a promising pace. But can the female shea ...

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Combating Fungal Diseases in Maize Value Chain in Rwanda

Many farmers store their maize produce for months after harvest with the aim to sell it at ...

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Introducing Equipment, Creating Jobs For Youth in Rwanda

By mapping the gaps and opportunities in equipment financing, STARS discovered a new pathway to improve access ...

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Malt Barley Farmers Access Inputs Through the Farm Service Center

Ethiopia is one of the major producers of barley in Sub-Saharan Africa. But farmers have low yields ...

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Linking Potato Farmers in Ethiopia to Senselet

The potato value chain is valuable as it plays a great role in food security in Ethiopia. ...

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Boosting the Onion Value Chain in Senegal

In Senegal, onion is the most consumed vegetable but annual production does not cover domestic demand. STARS, ...

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Developing Climate-Resilient Cowpea Value Chain in Senegal

Cowpea farmers in Senegal often lack access to quality inputs, best agricultural practices and access to finance ...

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A-CAT - A Tool for Risk Assessment in Agriculture Financing

Both farmers and MFIs have an interest to know how much it costs to produce a certain ...

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Tackling the Mismatch Through Youth Entrepreneurship in West Africa

Last month I visited ICCO’s work in Senegal, Mali and Burkina Faso. All three countries have ...

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Warehouse Loan: A Promising Product for Smallholder Farms in Senegal

Strengthening African Rural Smallholder (STARS) is a five year program that runs in Burkina Faso, Rwanda, Ethiopia ...

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Access to Finance for Smallholder Farmers Contributes to Food Security

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Measuring Income of Smallholder Farmers: Some Insights from Practitioners

Life is complex. And so is the measurement of income and economic empowerment. Here are four take-away ...

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Developing Business Models with Agricultural Input Providers Companies

The aim of the STARS (1) program is to improve access to financial and non-financial products for farmers. ...

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Banana wine: A new look and feel in Bujumbura supermarkets

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Making the Market Work for the Poor: Case of STARS Program

Making the market work for the poor (M4P) is an approach that aims to improve the ...

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Effectively Assessing Household Food Security Status

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Empowering Rural Women in Ethiopia

In rural Ethiopia, women are responsible for household chores such as cooking, cleaning, raising kids, caring for ...

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A New Instrument to Measure Food (In)Security: MAHFP

To increase food security is an important objective for ICCO Cooperation, in facts it is a separate ...

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STARS Program: Characterizing Smallholder Farmers Households

The STARS Program aims to have an impact on smallholder farmers by giving them access to credit ...

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Paper: A Kenyan Youth Perspective on Climate Change

A paper that investigates the effects of climate change on Agriculture in Kenya.

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Agriculture in Mali Needs Professionalizing

Modernization and entrepreneurship are keywords to make agriculture attractive for young people in Africa.

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​Navigating with Data to Increase Income and Food Security

How to stay in control of your results? In the Strengthening African Rural Smallholders program (STARS) ICCO ...

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Elections in Kenya: Offer Youth a New Perspective

This years elections in Kenya, like the elections in 2007, are marked by unrest and violence. Kenya’s ...

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Young Entrepreneurs in Kenya

Extraordinary locations, inspirational conversations and fascinating assignments often boost my energy level. A location I constantly experience ...

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Flying Food Steadily to the Market

Creating markets for nutritious crickets in Kenya and Uganda. That is the ambition of the Flying Food ...

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Sustainable Business and Responsible Consumption

Tenderstem. I had never heard of it, but since I spent the last few days in Kenya, ...

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Strong Women, Strong Farms: Empowering Female Smallholders through Access to Finance

Many women in Africa struggle to scale their farms and build their businesses. This blog explains how ...

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How We Make a Difference in the Lives of Young African People

We have been given a gift: an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. ...

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Dutch Onions to Africa: Yes or No?

The Netherlands are dealing with a surplus of a 100 million kilos of onions. Agricultural producers are at ...

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