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Moving up the value chain, key to sustain Cordillera's agribusiness
  Doing business requires patience, resources and entrepreneurial skills most especially if there are geographic and financial hurdles to overcome. The northern Philippine highlands or the Cordilleras is known for its abundance in natural and agricultural resources; hence, agri-food production for subsistence is a common practice among farming households. The Second Cordillera Highland...
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Value chain training with SOLID investment project in Indonesia
From the activity report by Budhi Prasetya Smallholder Livelihood Development (SOLID) Project in Eastern Indonesia is being implemented by the Food Security Agency (Badan Ketahanan Pangan/BKP) under Ministry of Agriculture for more than two years. The project aims to improve the well-being through increased incomes and food security of the people in the target villages or 11...
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Exploring Meghalaya’s root and tuber crops systems, value chains and communities
(From trip report by Chris Wheatley, Arma Bertuso, Surjit Vikraman) FoodSTART carried out general assessment studies in two research sites, namely West Garo and East Kasi districts of Meghalaya. The assessment was completed except that only one Food Intake Assessment (FIA) was conducted, during the lean season. Thematic studies on value chains and genetic diversity and nutrition focusing...
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Rooting value chain across IFAD investment and grant programs in the Philippines
Pasig City, Philippines: As an offshoot from the discussion during the 5 th Annual Country Programme Review (ACPoR) of IFAD-Philippines on November 2012, the International Potato Center through its Food Security Through Asian Roots and Tubers (FoodSTART)* program (CIP-FoodSTART) addressed the need for capacity building support on value chains through training on “Integrating value...
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6th Knowledge and Learning Market: Value chains demystified
   Levelling off the participants of the 6th Knowledge and Learning Market of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) was the session on demystifying value chains towards a market-driven IFAD impact pathway. Majority of the KLM6 participants were the implementers of IFAD-funded grant and investment programs with the government of the Philippines.  ...
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