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Strengthening agricultural market systems

A summary report of Farm Africa's market systems project in Amhara, Ethiopia, which aimed to improve food security and livelihoods of small-scale farmers by making market systems more inclusive. This project was part of the Growth for the future project, funded by Sida.

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Increasing smallholder farmers' productivity

Farm Africa's Market systems project, funded by Sida, helped farmers boost their yields by adopting climate-smart farming methods, improving their post-harvest handling of crops, and using vermi-composting techniques to produce high-quality, low-cost organic fertiliser

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Community-based land husbandry in Ethiopia

With funding from Sida, Farm Africa's Market Systems project in Ethiopia is collaborating with young people to create livelihood opportunities which are restoring the environment for their community.

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Eco-tourism opportunity in Ilu Ababor Ethiopia

Although presently unknown to tourists, a recent scoping study carried out by Farm Africa, Mattu University and Oromia Tourism Commission has found strong potential for sustainable eco-tourism in the area. This study summary outlines key findings and describes, in detail, 7 sites with strong potential for visitor attraction.

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Eco-tourism opportunity in Ilu Ababor Ethiopia

Although presently unknown to tourists, a recent scoping study carried out by Farm Africa, Mattu University and Oromia Tourism Commission has found strong potential for sustainable eco-tourism in the area. This study summary outlines key findings and describes, in detail, 7 sites with strong potential for visitor attraction.

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The role of gender in the Tanzanian horticulture sector

In Tanzania, women and youth are active participants in the agriculture sector, making significant contributions to the sector’s growth. However, the country’s progress towards gender parity across critical areas of life is still at the disadvantage of women. This document shares Farm Africa's learning from its DECIDE horticulture program, which has been working with 55 small and medium enterprises (56% women-led) in the Tanzanian horticultural sector.

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Land Management in the Central Rift Valley

This booklet features 12 stories from the Central Rift Valley Landscape Management project, which ran from 2019 to 2022. Funded by Sida, the project was delivered by a consortium of organisations including Farm Africa (lead), SOS Sahel Ethiopia, International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Population, Health, and Environment Ethiopia Consortium (PHE EC), and Sustainable Environment and Development Action (SEDA).

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Virunga coffee

Farmers in Virunga, DR Congo are producing some of the world's best coffee. But poor farming practices, processing and lack of market channels have, until now, limited sales and kept growers’ incomes low. By unleashing the potential of two coffee cooperatives, this project will boost the livelihoods of over 7,000 coffee farming families living on the border of Virunga National Park, reducing pressure on the park’s resources and lifting people out of poverty.

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Farm Africa response to the Core Carbon Principles proposed by the Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market (ICVCM)

This PDF is the response Farm Africa submitted in September 2022 to a public consultation on the draft Core Carbon Principles (CCPs) and Assessment Framework (AF) being developed by the Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market (ICVCM)’s Expert Panel. 

The CCPs and AF will set new threshold standards for high-quality carbon credits, provide guidance on how to apply the CCPs, and define which carbon-crediting programmes and methodology types are CCP-eligible.

The Core Carbon Principles and Assessment Framework will be issued in Q4 2022, following the public consultation, which launched in July 2022.

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Making Forests Sustainable - Lessons learnt from the Bale Eco-region REDD+ project, Ethiopia

Between 2012 and 2021, Farm Africa worked with the NGO SOS Sahel Ethiopia, with funding from the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Ethiopia, to deliver a REDD+ project that lowers greenhouse gas emissions by reducing deforestation in the Bale Eco-region, while also boosting the livelihoods of local communities living in poverty. This document presents key lessons generated by the Phase II of the project, which ran from 2016 to 2021.

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