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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Boosting the Onion Value Chain in Senegal

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

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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 ...

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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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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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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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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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