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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Learning for Life ofrece esperanza y oportunidad en Colombia

Desde 2016, DIAGEO, una de las principales compañías de bebidas premium del mundo, a través de su iniciativa Learning for Life y Tanager identificaron la necesidad de desarrollar un proyecto en Colombia que contribuyera al incremento de oportunidades de formación a la medida y generación de empleo para población vulnerable como mujeres, jóvenes, afrodescendientes, indígenas, víctimas del conflicto, a través de un enfoque diferencial y alianzas con distintos sectores de la sociedad. Con base en lo anterior, ambas organizaciones tomaron la decisión de aunar esfuerzos técnicos y financieros para implementar de manera conjunta, iniciativas que generen oportunidades formativas y económicas para estos grupos poblacionales.

Learning for Life Program offers hope and opportunity in Colombia

Since 2016, DIAGEO, one of the main premium beverage companies in the world, has worked with Tanager to implement its Learning for Life initiative in Colombia. Diageo and Tanager identified the need of developing a project in Colombia that would contribute to increasing tailored training opportunities and employment generation for vulnerable groups such as women, youth, afro-descendants, indigenous people, victims of the conflict. The program employed a differential approach and formed alliances with different stakeholders. Accordingly, both organizations joined technical and financial efforts to implement initiatives to create training and economic opportunities for these vulnerable groups.

The power the partnerships & job training in Colombia: Meet Genesis

Genesis is 24 years old and on Monday, December 14th will become one of of 130 young people in Cali and Barranquilla to graduate as Technicians from DIAGEO’s Learning for Life program. She originally migrated to Cali from Venezuela looking for better opportunities. It was not an easy road for her family: After going through many difficulties (made worse by the pandemic) and being discriminated against in job searches, she arrived at the ‘Learning for Life’ program.  “My life has another direction and has been more focused on achieving everything and getting ahead… Since I am part of the program everything is back on track”, Genesis says of her involvement with Learning for Life.