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Uncommon Partnerships: The Road to the 2021 Food Systems Summit

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IGNITE diagnostics for gender and nutrition mainstreaming

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November 2020

Uncommon Partnerships: The Road to the 2021 Food Systems Summit

In 2021 the global community will come together for an exciting and important event for all global food system actors. With the 2021 Food Systems Summit the United Nations has created a movement to organize and galvanize action towards achieving the Sustainable Develop Goals as they relate to nutrition. Replete with action tracks and organized country dialogues, the 2021 Food Systems Summit will bring together the public and private sector around critical issues facing smallholder farming communities – the communities that Tanager works to serve.

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October 2020

IGNITE diagnostics for gender and nutrition mainstreaming

The IGNITE mechanism is a five-year investment implemented by Tanager, Laterite, and 60_Decibels to strengthen the ability of African agricultural institutions to integrate nutrition and gender into their interventions. As part of the work, IGNITE has developed a diagnostic tool to identify areas where institutions can work to institutionalize gender and nutrition, and assess the progress of an institution towards the goals of gender and nutrition mainstreaming.

Success Story

September 2020

In Andhra Pradesh, Collective Marketing is helping farmers streamline their access to markets

Tanager is committed helping smallholder farmers in Andhra Pradesh access organized buyers through Collective Marketing. With grant funding support from the Walmart Foundation, Tanager is helping farmers streamline the selling of their produce to reduce reliance on private lenders.

News

September 2020

Tanager to present on multi-stakeholder partnerships at 2020 Borlaug Dialogue

On October 14th, between 8 and 9:30 am EST, Tanager, Mars Wrigley, and Symrise will present an interactive virtual Side Event during the 2020 Norman E. Borlaug International Symposium (hosted by the World Food Prize) focused on how to effectively and humbly manage projects with multi-stakeholder partnerships, using the award-winning Shubh Mint project as a case study.

News

September 2020

Walmart Foundation expands impact of Tanager’s work with smallholder farmers

In the latest round of Walmart Foundation grants, international nonprofit organization Tanager will receive more than $2.6 million to extend its successful Farmer Market Readiness Program and help farmers in Andhra Pradesh further expand their knowledge, resources and reach.

Expert Analysis

September 2020

Making the Most of Gender Based Financing: What it takes to bridge the gender finance gap in African Agriculture

For at least the last 15 years, the international development community has increasingly prioritized improving social and economic outcomes for women. As Tanager’s team prepares to participate in AGRF 2020 – “the world’s premier forum for African agriculture, bringing together stakeholders in the agricultural landscape to take practical actions and share lessons that will move African agriculture forward”, I am especially interested in how the international community can leverage this increased focus to improve women’s access to finance.

Success Story

August 2020

Welcoming Loren into Colombia and its job market

Loren is a 24-year-old migrant who arrived in Colombia three years ago from Venezuela, where she was studying Social Communication and working in a chocolate shop. Along with her husband, she worked for a year to raise enough money for her family to make the trip out of Venezuela. Along with their six-year-old child, they left their home country with only what they could carry in their suitcases.

Interview

August 2020

Living Income and the rural smallholder farmer: A conversation between Stephanie Daniels and Ana Bilik

The living income analysis highlighted that farming households’ incomes are made up of various farm and off-farm activities. So, if one crop only represents 10% of a farming household’s income, even if we double incomes from that crop, it is only a small portion of that household’s income. There are additional opportunities to increase incomes through the other farm and off-farm activities. That analysis pointed to a more holistic way of thinking about working with farming households and communities – something we are calling the Whole Farm Approach

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July 2020

Tanager begins next phase of program to improve gender and nutrition outcomes for smallholder women poultry farmers in Burkina Faso

To improve economic and social outcomes for women smallholder farmers in Burkina Faso and increase access to nutritious diets in smallholder farming communities, today Tanager – with funding support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – announced the second phase of the Soutenir l’Exploitation Famaliales pour Lancer l’Elevage des Volailles et Valoriser l’Economie Rurale (SELEVER 2) program.