In May, The Wallace Center at Winrock International released the “Deep South Local and Regional Food Systems Resources Handbook.”
The handbook is a product of the Increasing Farmer Success in Local Food Markets in the Deep South: Mississippi & Alabama project
, funded by the Walmart Foundation. The publication is a resource guide for farmers, aggregators, and distributors of sustainable food to build or strengthen a values-based food supply chain for their products in the Deep South.
The Winrock-implemented Kenya Yes Youth Can! project is part of a case study (page 35) on NGO "evaluative thinking practices" in Sub-Saharan Africa, undertaken by InterAction and the Centre for Learning on Evaluation and Results for Anglophone Africa (CLEAR-AA). View, or download, the report on InterAction's website: “Embracing Evaluative Thinking for Better Outcomes: Four NGO Case Studies.”
More than 1,500 women from poor households have received loans in an effort to curb child labor in Tanzania. Read more in The Citizen of Tanzania.
Tameer Bank formally inaugurated a new branch in Gawadar, Baluchistan on June 3. The initiative is part of the USDA-funded Pakistan Agriculture and Cold Chain Development Project (PACCD) and is aimed at promoting financial and economic activities in Baluchistan through the introduction of new means of business to disadvantaged farmers, fishers and other business people, in order to increase their incomes. Read more.
How do you choose the right technology to help run your good food business? The Wallace Center’s free National Good Food Network webinar for July will give you the tools to perform an accurate analysis of your business technology needs. With the right analysis you can make technology choices with greater speed and confidence. Reserve your spot today for the webinar on July 17.
University professors, trainers and USAID Lowering Emissions in Asia's Forests (LEAF) partners met in Bangkok May 26-30 to further advance USAID LEAF’s Regional Climate Change Curriculum Development program. This step allowed refinement and training for two of the program’s four modules – Social and Environmental Soundness and Carbon Measurement and Monitoring. Read more.
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