Where We Work

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The country projects below are very general descriptions of potential areas of intervention. Once CRS’ strategic approaches in each country are fully finalized by CRS and vetted by USAID, this page will be updated with more detail.

Benin

Cashew:

Farmer to Farmer (F2F) Benin anticipates generating greater inclusivity in the cashew nut subsector by increasing productivity in the cashew nut value chain and increasing participation in market and trade. This proposal anticipates that volunteers will work closely with farmer cooperatives and microfinance institutions.

Ethiopia

Livestock:

Farmer to Farmer (F2F) Ethiopia anticipates working in the livestock sector addressing low productivity, weak farmers’ organizations, seasonal price volatility, poor milk processing and value addition, underdeveloped market linkages, and limited access to finance and credit. The project could include meat cattle, dairy, and poultry.  CRS hopes to leverage large export markets, the developing private sector, and multiple partnerships to strengthen its interventions.

Nepal

Crops:

Farmer to Farmer (F2F) Nepal anticipates working in the crops sub-sector addressing issues of low productivity, post-harvest handling, weak farmers’ organizations, underdeveloped market linkages, and limited access to finance, credit and trade services. Vegetables, apples, coffee, legumes (green beans, lentils), oranges and maize have been identified as potential strategic crops for the project. This effort also proposes to focus on cross-cutting issues of growing youth populations and gender mainstreaming.

Livestock:

F2F Nepal anticipates working in the livestock sector addressing low productivity, limited value addition, underdeveloped market linkages, limited access to credit and finance, and weak farmers’ organizations. The project could include dairy, goat, fishery and poultry as strategic livestock commodities. The livestock sector has the potential to provide opportunities for youth and women engagement in various activities along different livestock value chains.

Rwanda

Horticulture:

Farmer to Farmer (F2F) Rwanda anticipates improving the country’s horticulture sector by addressing low production, post-harvest losses, weak farmer cooperatives, and food insecurity. Volunteers may work to improve these area through organizational capacity and the transfer of improved productivity technologies.

Maize:

Farmer to Farmer (F2F) Rwanda anticipates improving the country’s maize sector by addressing low production, post-harvest losses, pests and diseases, and the skills gap in productivity and profitably. This proposal intends that volunteers meet these needs by providing support in the areas of production, productivity, and organization capacity.

 

Timor-Leste

General Agriculture:

Farmer to Farmer (F2F) Timor Leste anticipates working in the general agriculture sector in the country program focusing on horticulture, livestock (pig and poultry), fish, coconut and candlenut value chains. Volunteer assignments will focus on addressing low productivity, inadequate value addition, malnutrition, and underdeveloped market linkages. CRS hopes to work with organizations with high numbers of women and youth to ensure movement toward more gender equitable solutions.

Uganda

Agribusiness:

Farmer to Farmer (F2F) Uganda anticipates working in agribusiness value chains addressing low production, post-harvest losses, value addition, low farmer market engagement, and weak farmers’ organizations.  This effort also proposes to focus on cross-cutting issues of growing youth populations and gender mainstreaming.

Livestock:

F2F Uganda anticipates working in the livestock sector addressing low productivity, limited value addition, low quality products, limited access to credit and finance, and weak farmers’ organizations. The project could include meat cattle, dairy, and poultry. This effort also proposes to focus on cross-cutting issues of growing youth populations and gender mainstreaming.