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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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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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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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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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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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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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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