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Optimisation of potato seed systems in Madagascar

CEFFEL (Conseil – Expérimentation – Formation en Fruits et Légumes) in Madagascar consists of 11 members, that represent 170,000 families. CEFFEL provides training sessions about production techniques and has a centre for trials and experiments. Furthermore CEFFEL also trains agricultural advisors, and supports its members with economic information. read more »

Improvement of regional seed production systems for rice and beans in Madagascar

CRAM (Cercle Régional des Agriculteurs Malagasy Fianarantsoa) was established in 1996 and has 250 members. CRAM focuses on the production of quality seeds for rice. CRAM collaborates closely with a sister farmer organisation APDIP, which is specialising in the production of quality bean seed. read more »

Investigating the current and future drivers and barriers to youth participation in the coffee value chain in Uganda

The National Union of Coffee Agribusiness and Farm Enterprises (NUCAFE) was established in 1995 and has 175 members that altogether represent 170,000 households in Uganda. NUCAFE represents the interests of coffee farmers in Uganda and aims at farmer empowerment by focusing on social development and business development. read more »

Market and value chain analysis of the sugar cane sector in El Salvador

The Central Cooperativa Agropecuaria is a cooperative society with limited liability (Spanish acronym: CCA de RL), legally established on April 27th, 1994. It is a second-tier organization with eleven member cooperatives that are situated in six different municipalities along the coastal area of the La Paz department. read more »

Market and value chain analysis of carp supply chain in Nepal

Sundardeep Women Fish Farmer Cooperative in the Chitwan district in Nepal, is engaged in carp farming integrated with vegetable production. Sundardeep was founded in 2012 and unites 25 female fish farmers. Sundardeep closely cooperates with other women fish farmer cooperatives in the region: Kapia Women Cooperative and Sri Churiya Cooperative. 297 women fish farmers and their families benefit from the activities from Sundardeep. read more »

Regional Fund for the Financing of Family Farms and Farmers’ Organisations in West Africa

ROPPA (Réseau des Organisations Paysannes et des Producteurs Agricoles de l’Afrique de l’Ouest) is a regional initiative from farmers’ organisations and agricultural producers in 13 West African countries. Approximately 1 million farmers benefit from the activities of ROPPA. Founded in 2000, ROPPA represents the interests of its members, support their members with training and information, and is involved in the implementation of agricultural and rural development programs. read more »

Value chain analysis for acacia products and feasibility assessment of PEFC and FSC group certification in Vietnam

The Thua Thien Hue Cooperative Alliance (TTHCA) provides marketing and production services and manages the development of 256 cooperatives. 128 of the cooperatives own mainly acacia forests and produce woodchip, which is mainly sold on the domestic market after which it is exported to China, Taiwan or other Asian countries. TTHCA and its members risk a reduction in income because of the increasing sustainability requirements of the international market for forest products. However, the cost of accessing forest management certification is a big financial barrier for small forest owners (on average owning 1-3 ha of plantation forest). Group plantation forest management certification could be a potential solution for forest owners to improve their market position. To be able to assess the benefits of group certification, TTHCA and its members first want to gain insights in the current value chain of acacia products. read more »