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Work project: Guide for Incorporating Wage Labor into Value Chain Analyses

Here’s my latest work project output: A guide for incorporating wage labor analysis into value chain analyses. This is a deliverable for the USAID-funded Leveraging Economic Opportunities Project (LEO), led by ACDI/VOCA. LEO is focused on advancing USAID’s inclusive market … Continue reading

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Work project: Value Chain Analysis for USAID-Funded Sierra Leone Advancing Entrepreneurial Agriculture for Improved Nutrition

My employer, ACDI/VOCA, is an implementing partner on the USAID-Funded Feed the Future Advancing Entrepreneurial Agriculture for Improved Nutrition project in Sierra Leone. The project strengthens target agricultural value chains using a facilitation approach that leverages public and private partners … Continue reading

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USAID Farmer to Farmer Assignment in Viet Nam: Cacao Farmer Retention

Over winter break, I completed my second Farmer-to-Farmer assignment for ACDI/VOCA, in Viet Nam. I spent three weeks in country, from 14 December 2013 to 4 January 2014. The goal of the assignment was to evaluate farmers’ decisions whether to maintain cacao (“ca cao” in Viet Nam) trees that they planted as participants in the SUCCESS Alliance/SCF program (SUstainable CoCoa Enterprise Solutions for Smallholder/Sustainable Cocoa for Farmers). Continue reading

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