Our Work

Tanager works to reduce poverty, end hunger, increase gender equality, and ensure sustainable consumption worldwide.

Technical Areas

We address challenges at a systems level, working with market actors across the entirety of the value chain to ensure all aspects of the system are working in tandem. We additionally thread gender-inclusive approaches and climate change perspectives throughout each project. Our core areas of expertise include:


Gender-transformative and Nutrition-sensitive Agriculture

Tanager is an expert in integrating gender and nutrition into agriculture, supporting institutions to strengthen their gender and nutrition approaches and enhancing women’s empowerment and nutritional improvements at the community level.


Sustainable, Climate-smart Supply Chains

Tanager creates sustainable, ethical, and reliable supply chains that provide quality agricultural products for businesses and increase incomes and resilience for smallholder farmers.


Economic Opportunities for Youth and Other Marginalized Groups

Tanager strengthens job skills, fosters entrepreneurship, and creates jobs among young adults and other systemically excluded populations, across a multitude of cultures and contexts.


Recent Publications

The Gender Factors that Influence Teff Farming Decisions
IGNITE & Sasakawa: Gender-specific drivers of best practice adoption among teff farmers. This study identifies key gender factors that influence decision-making on the adoption of best practices (BPs) in teff farming households in Amhara, Ethiopia. The research was conducted by the Impacting Gender & Nutrition through Innovative Technical Exchange in Agriculture (IGNITE), in consultation with Sasakawa Africa Association.

Featured Publications

Impacts of Women-Only Farmer Groups on the Adoption of Agricultural Practices
IGNITE & Digital Green: Exploring Intra-Household Decision-Making and Best Practice Adoption Outcomes of Women-Targeted Digital Extension. Women in Ethiopia face various barriers to adopting agricultural best practices. Using household surveys with 1,740 wheat farmers from 895 households in Ethiopia’s Amhara region, this study investigates if using women-only farmer groups mitigate those barriers to access for women and lead to increased knowledge and adoption of best practices for wheat farmers, or changes in decision-making power for women. The research was conducted by the Impacting Gender & Nutrition through Innovative Technical Exchange in Agriculture (IGNITE), in consultation with Digital Green.
Gender Differences on Pod Borer Resistant Cowpea Adoption
IGNITE & AATF: This lean data study gauges AATF’s success in increasing adoption of the PBR cowpea, a pest-resistant strain of this protein source, amongst smallholder farmers in Nigeria. The research, which incorporated a gender and nutrition focus, gathered feedback from AATF extension agents, demo farmers, and observer farmers.