IGNITE brings Local Service Providers together for a week of learning and collaboration

IGNITE has also forged partnerships with four Local Service Providers – Fair & Sustainable in Ethiopia, Nafaka Kilimo in Tanzania, PanAfricare in Burkina Faso, and Centre for Gender Economics in Nigeria to scale IGNITE’s approach. In early March, IGNITE hosted 12 staff members representing the technical experts from the four LSPs.

VIDEO: A caring cup: Supporting coffee farmers in the Araku Valley, India

In the Araku Valley, India, meet the hardworking coffee farmers Tanager supports through the Andhra Pradesh Farmer Market Readiness Project

Bidisha Kumari examines Tanager’s work with women farmers on International Day for Rural Women

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.

Devex Q&A: How a gender focus could spark of dietary change in Africa

Through IGNITE, Tanager, along with partners Laterite and 60 Decibels, is seeking to shine a spotlight on gender and its relationship to nutrition. The initiative — funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation — aims to strengthen the ability of African institutions to integrate nutrition and gender into business methods and agriculture interventions.

Transforming the shock of the pandemic into lessons to improve resilience

The COVID-19 pandemic revealed the vulnerability of smallholder farmers to unexpected crises. The crisis disproportionately impacted women, leading to negative consequences on household gender and nutrition outcomes. The pandemic exposed agricultural institutions to risks that impacted day-to-day operations and long-term impact, forcing institutions to adapt to the difficult environment on the ground.

Devex Opinion: Not business as usual — how to reach gender equality and nutrition goals

Africa’s agriculture sector faces long-standing obstacles and opportunities. Many challenges — related to climate change and drought; pests and disease, such as the recent locust infestation in East Africa; gender gaps in access to land, as well as agricultural inputs and extension; and trade — affect farm productivity and nutrition security in intersecting and overlapping ways.

From Project to Sustainable Progress: Tanager and ACDI/VOCA Help Local NGO NAFAKA Kilimo Impact Tanzanian Agriculture

Tanager, ACDI/VOCA, and AV Ventures share a mission to improve economic and social conditions for vulnerable populations around the world. Although our organizations have different structures and approaches, collaboration and support for each other is vital for creating a positive impact for project participants and funders. The story of the newly formed Tanzanian NGO NAFAKA Kilimo is a wonderful example of how our organizations can contribute to sector-wide impact through collaboration.

Interview: Reducing aflatoxin contamination at the farm level

In India and Mozambique, Tanager works with smallholder farmers on reducing aflatoxin contamination in peanut crops. Reducing aflatoxin contamination requires identifying pain points in the supply chain where aflatoxin can infect yields and introducing smallholder farmers to techniques that can reduce moisture.

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.

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.