In this animation we introduce our program STARS: Strengthening African Rural Smallholders. STARS improves value chains and give smallholders better access to financial instruments in Senegal, Burkina Faso, Rwanda and Ethiopia. It is a collaboration of ICCO Cooperation with ICCO TerrafinaMicrofinance, supported by the MasterCard Foundation.

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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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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STARS

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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​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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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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