Sustainable Food Lab Toolbox
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Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/36122
Internet URL: https://cgspace.cgiar.org/handle/10568/33832
Context: To examine global food production value chain interventions for local development impact. Poverty and agro-potential assessments are done to identify key intervention areas to reduce poverty and build development opportunities by linking smallholder farmers with local and global markets. Innovative business models intervene in global to local supply chain in order to distribute risks and rewards more evenly. Interface: Global food companies, NGOs, local organisations and smallholder farmers are connected via annual meetings, field trips, quarterly monitoring reports to work together to identify key supply chain interventions. Learning: Companies, local organisations and implementing partners and smallholders/producers are brought together to identify specific supply- chain interventions, while also forming longer-term learning partnerships. Design impact analyses that include measures for poverty reduction, participatory criteria and interviews to better understand learning and outcomes. Channel: Iterative learning journeys establish long-term partnerships and trust- building over time. NGOs and local implementing organisations work with farmer organisations and women’s groups to identify and monitor development impacts for most vulnerable. Executive field trips provide decision makers with firsthand experiences that are often translated back as changes in the organisation. Outcome: New business model to increase development impact. Learning journeys and local implementing partners with women’s groups to reduce vulnerability, particularly food insecurity. Women noted that many households in communities were exposed to food insecurity for periods of up to 3 months, before crops come to fruition. The learning was transmitted directly to executive levels and new seeds were transferred.
Describes experiences of: CIAT, Sustainable Food Laboratory with Partnerships, Iterative learning journeys, Field trips
Related reference: http://www.sustainablefoodlab.org/toolbox