Agriculture & Family Farming

Agricolture

Jumpstarting Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato in West Africa through Diversified Markets

Implementing Organization: International Potato Center under the auspices of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Key Stakeholders: Implementing partner institutions such as research and development organizations and nongovernment organizations; farmers groups; local governments; private sector; and schools in Ghana, Nigeria, and Burkina Faso

Project Period: April 2014-May 2017; second phase starts last quarter of 2017

Piloting and Up-Scaling Effective Models of Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development

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Implementing Organization: SEAMEO Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate
Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)

Key Stakeholders: universities and research institutions, local governments, farmers groups, civil society, private sector in two municipalities in the Philippines

Project Period: 2015-present

e-Krishok: A 360-degree ICT- enabled solution to empower farmers in Bangladesh

e Krishok caseBangladesh Institute for ICT in Development (BIID)service basket, e-Krishok is the concept of integrating Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as a 360-degree solution in agriculture: from preproduction to postproduction levels.

Role of Agribusiness Young Actors (AYA) on Optimalization of Private Agricultural Extension

Agribusiness Young Actors (AYA) is a youth group in Indonesia that identifies as brain gain actors. They are young farmers involved in field school, apprentices, done farming course who became innovators, researchers, product marketers, product processors, input suppliers, info providers, farm org managers, and even politicians. This case highlights the AYA's strategies and its benefits.  

Brain gain actors are  improve cost-effectiveness of existing agricultural extension services.

SMS provides agricultural information 24/7 in Cambodia

The Kingdom of Cambodia, despite making significant economic progress over the years, still has about 80% of its rural people depend on subsistence farming as their main livelihood. This prompted the Royal Government to implement a ‘pro-poor trade strategy’ focused on an export-oriented agricultural sector to benefit rural areas. One of the obstacles of the strategy was inadequate information flow coupled with inefficient post-harvest system, lack of external market, and high transportation cost (Fitzgerald et al., 2010).