As you’ll see, we’re helping farmers access new technologies and markets to grow and sell more so they can make more while improving nutrition and resilience too. We could explain in more words, but we’ll let the pictures do the talking.
“Before, I used to grow about 150 kilograms of rice in one bigha. Now, with less fertilizer, seed and pesticide, I can grow more than double what I used to grow in the same piece of land before Aila hit,” Gazi said.
When Moldova signed a Compact with the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) in 2010, one of its primary objectives was to transition the country back to high-value agriculture in order to increase incomes in rural areas. One of the ways MCC is supporting this goal is the construction of 11 centralized irrigation systems chosen for rehabilitation.
With Diaw at the helm, Malal Yero has already exceeded expectations since being awarded the grant in June 2013. While the average new USADF grantee tends to disburse funds slowly, making three or four purchases in its first year, Malal Yero has wasted no time investing the funds in the business, making 11 purchases within its first six months as a grantee for new equipment, warehouse construction, training, marketing and other needs.
Researchers intend to train more women in effective aquaculture techniques by establishing women’s groups to educate rural Nepalese on fish farming practices and the nutritional benefits associated with household fish production.
“Postharvest losses in Kenya can range from 10 to 50 percent, depending on the type of produce,” says Ambuko. “Cold storage can preserve produce for at least two weeks compared to two days for highly perishable fruits and vegetables exposed to room temperature. However, mechanical refrigeration technologies are generally out of reach for many smallholder farmers.”