Tanager has fully operational offices in Burkina Faso, India, Kenya, and South Africa. Over our 30-year history, we have worked across Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East, in countries including Egypt, Ethiopia, and Liberia. Along with our parent organization ACDI/VOCA, our connections on the ground give us valuable insight to alleviate poverty, food insecurity and gender inequities.

Tanager works in Burkina Faso with development organizations, microfinance institutions, and local government to unlock the full potential of shared market opportunities in the poultry value chain. We are strengthening the poultry supply chain to achieve multiple gains in women’s economic empowerment and better nutrition for families and communities. We are building strong connections between actors in the poultry value chain to create a more vibrant poultry market and increase profits for smallholder producers.

Tanager brings the right people to the table in India, from smallholder producers to major consumer brands and everyone along the supply chain, to improve the productivity and profitability of Indian farmers and strengthen sustainable supply chains. We combine technical expertise and business perspective to assess markets, analyze supply chains, and pilot new technologies and tools in collaboration with market leaders such as Mars Wrigley Confectionary, Walmart, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the UNDP, and thought leaders such as the Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), NABARD, and the Sustainable Food Lab. We help farmers to increase their incomes through the supply of quality production to higher value markets. We also solve complex agricultural problems to create value for farmers and other members of the supply chain.

Tanager works in Kenya to test market innovations that improve food security and food safety. We currently work with storage manufacturing companies, national and county ministries, and grain sector experts to pilot an innovative market systems approach to behavior change. With funding from the AgResults Initiative, Tanager is testing the effectiveness of a “pull” mechanism to incentivize the private sector to invest in expanding market demand for improved hermetic post-harvest storage technologies. We have also investigated storage and drying solutions that mitigate aflatoxin prevalence in maize, thereby improving the quality of this key staple food crop.

Tanager works in South Africa with local government partners, nonprofit organizations, and private sector actors to connect smallholder farmers to the maize agricultural supply chain. We offer aggregation opportunities to help farmers benefit from economies of scale; provide access to crop storage to minimize post-harvest losses and enable farmers to take advantage of market price fluctuations; and create linkages to agri input suppliers, financial institutions, and mechanization dealers to advance farmers’ technical skills and increase yields.

Today’s toughest market challenges are interconnected. So are the solutions. We bring people together to get things done. We make new connections that create opportunity—providing producers with access to markets, bridging gaps in supply chains, strengthening human capital, and connecting economic opportunities with social gains. We also connect foundations, policymakers, and governments with communities, and work alongside them to achieve greater collective impact. One relationship leads to another, building resources, scale, and momentum as people see results and realize their ability to be part of strong, sustainable economies.

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