Featured Projects

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2018-2020: Senegal (CAD $125K FUNDED BY THE QUEBEC MINISTRY OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND FRANCOPHONIE)

This project aims to characterize the milk and meat sectors in Senegal and propose improvement scenarios to strengthen the resilience to climate change and the efficiency of these sectors in order to consolidate the country's food autonomy.

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2017-2020: Burkina Faso, Peru and Bolivia (CAD $100K FUNDED BY GLOBAL AFFAIRES CANADA)

This project aims to improve the food security status of family farmers in Burkina Faso, Peru and Bolivia by strengthening the agriculture supply chain from production to marketing, focusing mainly on special needs for women, men and youth.

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2017-2019: Guatemala (CAD $250K FUNDED BY GLOBAL AFFAIRS CANADA THROUGH GRAND CHALLENGES CANADA)

This project aimed to implement a new community counseling model for maternal and child health, with supportive supervision and the use of performance incentives, led by youth from Guatemalan rural, indigenous communities.

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2016-2019: MALAWI, ZAMBIA & MOZAMBIQUE (CAD $400K FUNDED BY GLOBAL AFFAIRS CANADA)

The Southern African Nutrition Initiative (SANI) project aimed to improve the nutritional status of women of reproductive age (15-49 years) and children under-5 years while working with local health authorities and communities in Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia.

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2015-2018: COLOMBIA (CAD $300K FUNDED BY THE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH CENTRE – CANADA)

This project aimed to scaling-up the adoption of improved potato varieties with high nutritional qualities for Colombian consumers and potato producers in an operational strategy that links agriculture to nutrition for alleviating food insecurity and undernutrition.

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2015: CONGO (USD $100K Funded by United States Agency for International Development – USAID)

This project aimed to conduct a vulnerability assessment in food insecure regions of Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that forms the basis for the design of a larger food security project in response to assessment’s findings and recommendations.

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2011-2014: CARICOM (CAD $5M FUNDED BY THE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH CENTRE – CANADA)

This project aimed to improve nutrition and health outcomes of CARICOM populations through an integrated, gender equal, environmentally sustainable systems approach to food availability, safety and quality.

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2011-2014: KENYA (CAD $4.3M FUNDED BY THE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH CENTRE – CANADA)

This project aimed to contribute to improving food security among women and men in hunger-prone communities in Kenya by facilitating farmer adoption of proven agricultural technologies that enhance ecological resilience in the face of a changing climate.

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2012: Middle East and North Africa (FUNDED BY THE UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMISSION FOR WESTERN ASIA)

This project aimed to study agricultural value chains in the MENA region with a view to identify their structure, conduct and performance so as to propose ways to improve the way they operate. Of particular interest is the conduct of an analysis on how resources are used along the value chain and how their use could be improved in order to improved efficiency and livelihoods.

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