In June of 2018, Agribusiness Systems International (ASI) changed its name to Tanager and launched a new visual brand and website. Tanager – a species of bird identified by Charles Darwin for its unique ability to manipulate tools with its beak and adapt to different environments – was chosen to represent an organization that refines its approaches and techniques to help life-changing economic and social opportunities take flight. Those qualities of adaptation and innovation are reflected in the impact we have had in the last year.
President Ana Bilik thanks Tanager’s partners for helping to create economic and social mobility and stability for workers around the world.
In this Tanager blog, Hannah Guedenet discusses finding sustainable solutions to ending hunger and ensuring better nutrition.
The IGNITE grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will shape future ways of doing business.
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 11, 2018 – Agribusiness Systems International (ASI), an affiliate of the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit ACDI/VOCA, today announced it has been renamed Tanager after a year-long rebranding process.
On my first day of work for Tanager (then operating as ASI), I got on a plane and headed to Burkina Faso. While waiting to catch our flight to Ouagadougou, my coworker briefed me on the work we’d be doing over the next couple of weeks with the SELEVER project.
In November 2017, the Walmart Foundation announced a new grant of close to $2 million to support Tanager (operating then as ASI) to undertake a new effort to increase the incomes of 15,000 smallholder farmers in the Andhra Pradesh region of India.
Tanager partners with private sector companies in India to support smallholder producers in their supply chains to improve their livelihoods by increasing on farm productivity, demand driven crop planning, promoting gender equity on the farm and in the household, and increasing farmer access to markets.
This analysis explores the gender norms, gender-specific barriers, and community dynamics that could influence women’s opportunities to be more involved in poultry production and other enterprises. The end goal is to empower women and to improve household nutritional status – particularly for women and children.
This UN Women publication compiles practices from several world regions. It offers in-depth information on ten different practices, including detailed outlines of training courses, examples of dealing with challenges that arise in training for gender equality, and a collection of tools and activities for use in such training initiatives. Tanager’s “Gender, Rights and Collective Action” approach (developed while it operated as ASI) is featured in the compendium.