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As a leading market systems practitioner, ACDI/VOCA addresses issues of food security, economic prosperity, and social inclusion through locally driven market solutions. ACDI/VOCA is a global development design and delivery partner based in Washington, D.C. ACDI/VOCA has implemented effective economic and social development projects around the world since 1963. Areas of expertise include: Agriculture, Economic Growth, Resilience, Finance, and Equity & Inclusion. ACDI/VOCA governments, civil society groups, private companies, and financial institutions in our program design and execution.

  • Value Added Agriculture (coffee, cocoa, cassava, plantain, strawberries, string beans, snow peas, cardamom, lemon grass, vetiver, others)

  • Tourism

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Business Enable Environment.

  • Job generation

  • Economic development

  • Stopping migration

  • Systemic and structural change

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ACDI/VOCA submitted their M4 tool  and 'Sell More for More' (SMFM) training materials to the AMEA Toolbox and currently uses this tool in projects. This is part of ACDI/VOCA's commitment to systematic and structural change. M4 empowers farmer-based organizations to assess their performance and to identify improvements along the four areas of membership, marketing, money, and management.. SMFM farmer cooperatives and aggregators to develop marketing plans and meet buyer specifications. SMFM develops the capacity of these groups to sell more product for more income.

 

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 Heifer International works in 21 countries around the world alongside local farmers and business owners. Heifer supports farmers and their communities as they mobilize and envision their futures, provide training so farmers can improve the quantity and quality of the goods they produce, and connections to market to increase sales and incomes.

 

 

Leveraging Success: Heifer provides training and technical support for Honduran farmers to boost yields of quality, reliable products for high-value markets. The project includes 70 farmer field schools that provide training and technical support led by local experts, connecting producers with partners in the tourism sector (restaurants and their suppliers) and connecting producers to financing partners that provide credit at affordable rates.

  • Coffee

  • Honey

  • Dairy

  • Tourism

  • Migration mitigation

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Connecting with other AMEA members to learn about new methodologies and exchange knowledge.  

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ICCO is a founding member of AMEA, through its Netherlands based office. ICCO believes in improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers and producers by enhancing the capacities of farmer organizations in terms of making markets work for the poor, access to (micro) credit, developing value chains and access to learning. 

MISKA is  a cooking and entrepreneurship school in Carchá, Guatemala. The school is a way for young people to become empowered and have better opportunities to start their own businesses or access to decent employment.

  • Economic Empowerment of Vulnerable Youth

  • Capacity building

  • Entrepreneurship

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ICCO is looking to develop joint proposals with other AMEA members to further its work in Latin America. Additionally, ICCO aims to share knowledge and expertise through the Local Network. 

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IFC, a founding member of AMEA, is a sister organization of the World Bank. It is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in developing countries.  IFC applies its financial resources, technical expertise, global experience, and innovative thinking to help clients and partners overcome financial, operational, and other challenges. IFC is also a leading mobilizer of third-party resources for projects.

AgroMoney: in partnership with the Cadelga Group, Rikolto and support from the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP). It is the first micro-credit package of its kind in Central America - loans to farmers in the form of fertilizer, seeds and irrigation technology. Farmers receive inputs, as well as training and repay the loans with competitive interest rates similar to the formal banking sector. IFC is also working with Cadelga to strengthen its network of retailers.

  • Capacity Building of Agro-retailers in Honduras

  • Climate Smart Finance in Nicaragua

  • Development of Dairy Sector in Nicaragua

Rikolto

  • Regional coordination possibilities with Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Colombia

  •  Professionalization of Farmer Organizations

  • Knowledge sharing

  • Learning about other training approaches.​

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Rainforest Alliance works at the intersection of business, agriculture, and forests to create deep-rooted change on pressing social and environmental issues. This includes protecting forests, improving the livelihoods of farmers and forest communities, promoting human rights, and help farmers mitigate and adapt to the climate crisis. The Rainforest Alliance is an established global leader in sustainability certification—a powerful, proven tool for advancing best practices for land use, farm management, and the stewardship of natural resources.

Rainforest Alliance is developing Sector Partnerships for producer organisation advocacy in the coffee sector. Additionally, Rainforest Alliance is working on BID-RA Business Capacity Building, governance and supply chain management.

 

 

  • Cocoa

  • Coffee

  • Rambutan

  • Wood

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​Facilitation and complementary organizations for the Rainforest Alliance certification projects/ programs.

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Rikolto empowers farmer groups to become solid business partners and implement future-proof, sustainable practices. Rikolto support farmers to  meet quality standards and connects them with innovators in the food industry to explore new ways of doing business. Rikolto is one of the founding members of AMEA at a global level. Rikolto also currently leads the AMEA Local Network in Honduras. 

Belgian Development Cooperation (DGD) Programme 2017-2021: Livelihood Improvement for farmers and sustainable development of agriculutral sectors through capacity building of farmers, enabling institutional environment, and innovations.

IFC-Cadelga Project: capacity Building of Agroretailers in Honduras.

  • Coffee

  • Cocoa

  • Vegetables

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• Professionalization of farmer organizations in Latin America

 • Inclusive business

• Knowledge management

• Developing joint proposals with other AMEA members​

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TechnoServe helps people lift themselves out of poverty by harnessing the power of the private sector. A leading nonprofit organization operating in 26 countries,  TechnoServe aims to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries in the developing world. TechnoServe links people to information, capital and markets to create lasting prosperity for farming families and communities. 

 

 

  •  MAS: In 2013, TechnoServe began working with over 5,000 coffee farmers in Honduras through the Sustainable Agricultural Improvement Project (MAS+ in Spanish), funded by the United States Department of Agriculture. 

  • PROLEMPA is a partnership between Global Affairs Canada, CARE Canada, and TechnoServe that works to improve the economic well-being of 2,637 small-scale coffee farmers in the dry corridor of Honduras.

  • Territorial Inclusive Economic Development (DEIT in Spanish) is a four year program that aims to reach 10,000 families living in the basins of the Choluteca, Goascorán, and Nacaome rivers. These families are currently excluded from the coastal eco-tourism, cashew, and livestock value chains. Funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation COSUDE in consortium with Ayuda en Acción.

  • Technical and quality training (MAS and PROLEMPA)

  • Producer organizations strengthening

  • Access to markets and financing

  • Strengthening local actors for social and economic development (DEIT) 

 

 

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  • Methodological tools

  • Developing joint proposals with other AMEA members

  • Professionalization of Farmer Organizations

  • Knowledge management

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