Fields/Sectors: Climate Smart Agriculture and Agri-finance
Duration: July 2021 - ongoing
The project aims to assess climate-smart agri-financing gaps in Nigeria and the existing climate-smart technologies and practices aiding mitigation and adaptation in the agriculture sector. Funded by IFC and executed in collaboration with UNIQUE, this project involves evaluating the capacity, geographical coverage and business models of leading and potential CSA technology providers as well as the overall lending environment for climate-smart agriculture in Nigeria. Further, we are interviewing a variety of stakeholders, mapping out key risks and opportunities in selected commodity supply chains and constructing cost-benefit models, both on-farm and in the supply chain.
Countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali
Fields/Sectors: Development of Market Information Systems
Duration: March 2021 - ongoing
The project aims at strengthening data collection, forecasting and monitoring of food security situation and policies at country level through the development of an agile Market Information System in East, Southern and West Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic. For this project, we are collecting food price, production and stocks, and trade information as well as the analysis of market data, forecasting of food prices and stocks for selected key food crops/products, documentation of evidence of impacts of changes in food prices and the development and regular updating of food price, stock, and trade information portal.
Fields/Sectors: Endline Evaluation for Business Women Connect (BWC)
Donor: ExxonMobil Foundation
Duration: Feb 2021 - June 2021
The Endline Evaluation aimed to assess the extent to which the Business Women Connect (BWC) Nigeria project has achieved its expected impact and outcomes as outlined in the results framework with focus on gender concerns in line with the TechnoServe Gender Policy. For this project, we conducted farmer survey, FGDs, KIIs with relevant stakeholders, quantitative and qualitative analysis of data gathered across Jigawa, Kaduna and Kano states.
Countries: Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda and Tanzania
Fields/Sectors: Food Security and Nutritious Value Chain
Donors/Partners: Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development of Canada, and the Rockefeller Foundation.
Duration: Oct 2020 - May 2021
The project aims at understanding the nutritious food value chains and agri-SMEs through the monitoring and documentation of market dynamics, supply chains trends and shifting consumer perceptions in the light of COVID-19. The ultimate aim is provide targeted support to core food systems, workers, and markets during the COVID-19 emergency. For this project, we developed Global, Nigeria and Kenya reports every two months for six months (three reports per category) using mainly secondary data as well as KIIs with food SMEs.
Region: West Africa
Duration: March 2020 - March 2021
PACY (Predicting African Cocoa Yield) is a design sprint-inspired innovation project that aims to revolutionize and democratize cocoa production forecasting across West Africa. The motivation is to harness the best science and technology - from remote sensing and micro sensor technology to machine learning and advanced crop modeling - to generate cocoa forecasts that are accurate, accessible, and affordable.
For this project, we worked in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, Cocoa industry players and technology solutions providers. The project resulted in collaboration agreement between the University of Edinburgh and Tropical Research Services (TRS), to use data assets of TRS from decades of pod counting to develop and improve models.
Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana and Nigeria
Fields/Sectors: Cashew, Evaluation, Monitoring & Evaluation
Duration: Nov 2020 - Jan 2021
The PRO-Cashew project aims to support cashew farmers in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Nigeria to improve productivity and improve access to market over five years. For this project, we conducted farmer survey, FGDs, KIIs with relevant stakeholders in the cashew sector, quantitative and qualitative analysis of data gathered across the five countries.
Fields/Sectors: Agric Mechanization
Donor/Partners: Propcom Mai-karfi, Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)
Duration: Oct 2020 - Jan 2021
Nationwide value chain analysis in support of the agricultural mechanization business development component of Propcom Mai-karfi, a rural and agricultural markets development programme funded by the UK government and implemented by Palladium. The aim of the study is to increase incomes for the rural poor by reviving and facilitating access to agricultural and rural markets in nine locations in Northern Nigeria; including the six post-conflict North-East states.
Fields/Sectors: Greenhouse Gases, Sustainable Agriculture, Marketing, Communications
Duration: March 2020 - ongoing
Support membership with news and communication about biodiversity, climate change, and sustainable agriculture. The CFA is an organization with a mission to enable millions of growers globally to make more informed on-farm decisions that reduce their environmental impact. This is made possible with a digital tool called the Cool Farm Tool which is a web-based, greenhouse gas, water, and bio-diversity calculator that is credible, science-based, standardized, and user-friendly.
Fields/Sectors: AgTech, Agriculture
Duration: Feb 2020 - March 2020
The Diagnostic Study aimed to properly understand the policy framework for AgTech companies in Southern Nigeria, including barriers and opportunities. For this project, we conducted FGDs in Lagos and River states with over 200 participants and KIIs with relevant stakeholders in the Agtech space across the country.