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“Flexible and Specific”: Mary Devlin on best practices when training staff on sustainable sourcing

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Dhimsa Coffee Farmer Producer Company helps Indian farmers make gains: Meet Manikyam & Pottangi

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April 2021

IGNITE Diagnostic Tool, Handbook, & Case Study

Application of this tool illustrates how much capacity an agricultural development partner has on gender and nutrition and helps identify areas that can be built to increase technical capacity in gender and nutrition integration.

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April 2021

IGNITE Nutrition Strategy Development Guidance Tool

This document below is meant to guide you through the conceptualization, rationalization, and development of a strategy to integrate nutrition outcomes into the regular work of your organization, with support and assistance provided by Impacting Gender & Nutrition through Innovative Technical Exchange in Agriculture (IGNITE) as needed.

Expert Analysis Interview

March 2021

“Flexible and Specific”: Mary Devlin on best practices when training staff on sustainable sourcing

The trainings are largely based off of the Smallholder Agricultural Market Support (SAMS) Guidance, which Tanager helped the WFP to develop back in 2017. Like the guidance, the trainings are designed to be both flexible and specific: we can’t anticipate every situation in every country that could occur in the future, but we also know that if we just provide general statements then it’s not really good guidance. That being said, one of the main things we consider when preparing for a training is how much experience country offices have with smallholder programming, since we want to provide information that is both relevant and applicable. We’ve facilitated training sessions for both individual country offices as well as for regional bureaus.

Success Story

March 2021

Dhimsa Coffee Farmer Producer Company helps Indian farmers make gains: Meet Manikyam & Pottangi

Below, in their own words, the president of Dhimsa Coffee Farmer Producer Company and a farmer associated with the FPC talk about how working with Tanager has increased their income and crop yields.

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March 2021

IGNITE Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Training Tool

This training will provide a general overview of the WEAI to help participants gain a better understanding of what it is, what it entails, and how it can be used to inform gender-responsive programming.

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March 2021

An open letter on International Women’s Day from Tanager President Ana Bilik

Today, as the world celebrates International Women’s Day, I reflect back on how I commemorated IWD in 2020, on the cusp of a pandemic that would change our very definition of normal. On this day last year, I sat on a panel with esteemed Tanager leaders and gender advisors Maureen Munjua, Sita Zougouri, and Caroline Mukeku. We talked about advances in women’s economic empowerment in the countries where we live, and the work that is still needs to be done.

Expert Analysis Interview

March 2021

Romain Kenfack on the journey from COVID to recovery for women farmers in Burkina Faso

The first impact on women here in Burkina Faso is that it limited their access to the poultry market. During the lockdown, the main urban cities were closed, so the goods could no longer come to the cities. Most of the poultry produced by women is sold in the urban markets, so since the urban market was closed, they had to store their poultry. This means they had to increase their spending to feed them and house them, which created additional, and unexpected, expenses. Also, women couldn’t access some basic inputs like feed and poultry vaccinations services. Those are the key impacts that affected women. So women were limited to very little income in the first few months of lockdown.

Success Story

February 2021

Unlocking the potential of young people in Burkina Faso

This observation does not fail to draw a big smile from his neighbor, Djahouri Yarga, a trader in Dori. “Without the means, it is difficult to start a business. It’s a question of means” he says. “You have your little shop in the neighborhood, you’re doing pretty well. The merchant with whom you buy the products sees that you are fine. Since he has the means, he comes to open a big store in the same one where you are installed. You can’t compete with him”, he explains.

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February 2021

Tanager and Palladium launch project to improve market access for farmers in India

To increase the profitability and sustainability of Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) in Odisha, India, Tanager along with Palladium has announced the launch of the Promotion and Stabilization of Farmer Producer Organizations (PSFPO) project.