Amilcar Dalton, left, owns one of three seed stores in Mozambique’s Nampula province.Due to their small farm sizes, price sensitivity, and limited uptake of improved seeds and inputs, the smallholder farmer market segment in Mozambique has
Youth With Vision Chair Gilbert Wacha checks in on one of the group's pigs.The Youth With Vision group in Uganda's Okwongodul-Dokolo district have moved to expand their group business beyond an initial incubation of two pigs, aiming to earn more than 50
Carlos Padilla leads a training session on organic fertilizers.Few could have predicted that the coffee rust plague would have ravaged El Salvador’s iconic coffee industry over the course of a few short years, putting thousands of rural families’ livelihoods at
A nursery at Los Pinos Cooperative, where a new co-investment fund will help build an organic production facility on site.Rebuilding El Salvador’s iconic coffee industry doesn’t come at a low cost.
From left: Hamburg Hills Farm owner Tim Servais with Leidy Casimiro and Organic Valley’s Jim Wedeberg.Continuing exchanges between the U.S. and Cuban co-op sectors facilitated by NCBA CLUSA's ...
Co-op leaders from across Madagascar participate in the Cooperative Leadership Event earlier this year.After the successful Cooperative Leadership Forum held in Antananarivo this February, cooperatives in Madagascar are gearing up
Juliet Abitegeka and her child now have a roof over their heads, thanks to the training she received in agriculture, business and financial management through NCBA CLUSA’s
A man in Bombonyenga works his compost pile. Adopting composting and other conservation farming techniques has enabled small farmers to withstand environmental
The Tilla Village Sanitation Committee poses in front of their sign encouraging the use of latrines.There is something striking as soon as one arrives in Tilla Village: how clean it is. Both major paths and narrow passes
Quick-yield crops like cucumbers can be planted 2-3 times per season and produce upwards of five times more profit than a rust-plagued coffee crop.There’s a well-known season among
A worker-owner plants rust-resistant coffee seedlings at Las Lajas Cooperative.Rebuilding El Salvador’s iconic coffee industry doesn’t come at a low cost. When coffee rust started affecting the crop in 2013—slashing production levels and wiping out
Aissata LifeStraw 500[Aissata Thilogme stands next to her LifeStraw Filter, which she procured through NCBA CLUSA's USAID|Yaajeende
Angelita GuatemalaAngelita stands outside her local Nuevo Eden Coffee Co-op. [photo: America Magazine]At only 18 years old, Angelita is already a leader in her community. A
[Erin Schneider poses with a group of women farmers in a village near Kaolack, Senegal, after a composting demonstration.]Repeat volunteer Erin Schneider recently returned from her fifth trip to Senegal with the ...
Haro Tissa Niger REGIS ER 500[Haro Tissa, center, with her family and goats.]We all know the concept of paying it forward.
phoenix SEEDS 500 56af8[An employee of Pheonix Seeds packages smallholder friendly sized bags of improved seeds for sale throughout the agro-dealer
niger silo REGIS ER 500 581ac[Seydou Walaga shows off his grain silo, which is still full almost seven months after
mastercard fund 500 1a9ebAccording to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, agricultural growth can be twice as effective in reducing poverty than growth in any other sector of the economy. Leveraging the success of NCBA CLUSA's Uganda Conservation Farming Initiative, our
senegal millet 500 7fbb3[Assane Toure stands in his millet field, where he practices conservation agriculture.]Ndiob, a small village
REGIS ER home garden 500 a9182Malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies are one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in Niger. They also have devastating consequences on children’s growth and the country’s development as a whole because of the long-term impact on the health and
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