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Fostering partnerships and community action to protect carbon-rich peatlands

April 12, 2024

Indira Nurtanti is Winrock International’s Indonesia country director. Based in Jakarta, she is an expert in private sector engagement, building public-private partnerships, and developing new market access for sustainable livelihoods projects. She has experience in best practices development for land-use based enterprises; managing renewable energy and energy efficiency projects; community-based climate change and forestry programs; […]
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USAID supports MSME to improve smallholder farmers’ access to agro-inputs

March 21, 2024

Yarima Agro Inputs and Services is the only service provider in land preparation in Saminaka Community, Lere Local Government Area, Kaduna State, Nigeria. In the past, the firm sold agro-inputs with no advisory services to farmers on the proper use of the products. As a result, the firm recorded limited sales due to low patronage. […]
USAID partners with Doofy Ostrich Agro to promote extension delivery service in Nigeria

USAID partners with Doofy Ostrich Agro to promote extension delivery service in Nigeria

March 21, 2024

Ms. Dorcas Shoja is the CEO of Doofy Ostrich Agro, a woman-owned business that sells agro-inputs to farmers in her town, Gboko, Benue State, in Nigeria. The firm initially struggled to stay in business due to low patronage and sales, finding it hard to provide quality services to customers and attract farmers to her shop. […]
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USAID supports MSMEs to improve smallholder farmers’ access to agro-inputs

February 6, 2024

This story and accompanying photos were published originally on usaid.gov/nigeria. Yarima Agro Inputs and Services is the only service provider in land preparation in Saminaka Community, Lere Local Government Area, Kaduna State. In the past, the firm was selling agro-inputs with no advisory services to farmers on the proper use of the products. As a result, […]

Developing climate-responsive agricultural extension and advisory services: lessons and opportunities

January 8, 2024

February 22, 2024GMT-005, 9:00-10:00 am (America, New York) Climate change is affecting the lives of everyone on the planet, with smallholder agricultural producers in low and middle-income countries being disproportionately affected. To mitigate the complex agricultural challenges posed by climate change, there is a need to sustainably increase agricultural productivity and incomes, adapt and build […]

How can regenerative grazing for dairy production provide wins for cows, farmers and climate change?

January 3, 2024

By Jonathan Winsten Jon Winsten is an agricultural and environmental economist at Winrock International. Jon works at the interface of agriculture and the environment, focused on climate change and water quality. He pioneered some of the outcome-based incentive mechanisms that help farmers find the most cost-effective strategies to reduce impact on water quality and climate […]
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Wallace Center report details impact of USDA’s Local Food Purchase Assistance program

December 21, 2023

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Local Food Purchase Assistance (LFPA) program was created to connect local farmers, and particularly what the agency deems “socially disadvantaged” producers, with underserved communities experiencing food insecurity. Approximately 13%of the U.S. population is food insecure. Food insecurity and other challenges (including limited access to capital and land) are compounded for Black, Indigenous, People […]

Transforming livelihoods through improved access to finance and aquaculture

November 27, 2023

Arlene Lim spent years laboring at a shipyard in Subic, Philippines, putting in grueling hours with frequent overtime shifts. But life changed when the COVID pandemic forced the shipyard’s closure. With little savings, the 31-year-old Lim and her family left Subic, returning to their hometown of Dagupan City, known as the “Milkfish Capital of the […]

Private-led agricultural extension key to sustainable food systems in Africa

November 16, 2023

The work of the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services Activity implemented by Winrock featured prominently at the 6th Africa-Wide Agricultural Extension Week – a major continental conference that occurs every two years.  Hosted this year in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, the event kicked […]

Perfect Storm: Winrock International’s USDA Thai RAIN Project scales up

October 5, 2023

Who’ll stop the rain? During the annual monsoons in Southeast Asia, the answer is: Nobody. And a new U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded project run by Winrock called Thai RAIN likes it that way. The one-year-old project has all the elements – including critical partnerships with local and regional researchers, farmers and innovators – to sustain […]
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