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Simbuka and ICCO Digitize Loan Tool for African Smallholders

The Dutch-based software solution corporation Simbuka and the international development organization ICCO Cooperation join forces by signing ...

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STARS Program Continues, Despite Covid-19

Our STARS program finds innovative ways to continue its activities despite covid-19. Here are some examples from ...

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Managing Financial Risks Key in Unlocking Farmer Investments Burkina Faso

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

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Providing Ethiopian Farmers with Access to Storage and Inputs

STORY | By increasing storage space and ensuring that cooperative members have access to warehouses, cooperatives are able ...

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Solar Pumps On Credit: Reducing Production Costs for Horticulture Producers Senegal

By not only relying on the yearly rainy season, smallholder farmers working in irrigation schemes can provide ...

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Using Cowpeas to Make Bread

Cowpeas as an ingredient in bread making? Yes! Senegalese bakers now use cowpea flour in their bread. ...

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A New Digital Information System in Senegal Bringing Together Agricultural Actors

How can farmers who live in remote parts of Senegal still get access to the national market ...

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Cracking the Nut: ICCO’s 4 Lessons to Boost the Onion Value Chain

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

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First Field Trip of New CEO: “Building Trust With Banks Is of Utmost Importance”

“With some relatively simple business skills and technologies, we can support farmers” says Sybren Attema. As a ...

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