2015 IFDC Annual Report

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This report describes different projects in different regions such as the Asia Division (EAD) and the East and Southern Africa Division (ESAFD) in 2015: Asia Division (EAD) Projects in 2015: Accelerating Agriculture Productivity Improvement (AAPI) in Bangladesh: Objective: Improve food security and accelerate income growth in Bangladesh by increasing agricultural productivity. Collaborators: Bangladesh Ministry of Agriculture, private sector fertilizer and agro-input dealers, and farmers. Donors: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Walmart Foundation. Fertilizer Sector Improvement (FSI+) in Myanmar: Objective: Increase incomes and enhance food security for smallholder farmers in targeted districts in Myanmar. Collaborators: Syngenta, private sector fertilizer and agro-input dealers, farmers, local agribusinesses, and NGOs. Donor: USAID. Mitigating GHG Emissions from Rice-Based Cropping Systems through Efficient Fertilizer and Water Management in Bangladesh: Objective: Quantify GHG emissions and develop efficient fertilizer and water management technologies in rice-based cropping systems. Collaborator: Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI). Donor: Government of Bangladesh. Dry Zone Agro-Input and Farm Services Project in Myanmar: Objective: Strengthen a network of providers of agricultural inputs and services to enable commercial agricultural production and improve smallholder farmer incomes. Collaborators: Private sector agro-input dealers and retailers, private sector mechanization service providers, farmers, Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, and Yoma Bank. Donor: Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT). East and Southern Africa Division (ESAFD) Projects in 2015: Agricultural Growth Program - Agribusiness and Market Development in Ethiopia (AGP-AMDe): Objective: Improve farmers' access to inputs, develop the commercial input market, and promote adoption of yield-enhancing inputs in Ethiopia. Lead Implementing Partner: ACDI/VOCA. Collaborators: Coffee Quality Institute, Crown Agents USA, Danya International, John Mellor Associates, Kimetrica, farmer-based organizations, and private sector agribusinesses. Donor: USAID. Agricultural Input Market Strengthening (AIMS III) in Mozambique: Objective: Strengthen agricultural technology transfer, build private sector-led agro-input markets, and support a favorable policy environment for agriculture in Mozambique. Collaborators: National Directorate of Agrarian Services, National Directorate of Agricultural Extension, Mozambique Institute for Agrarian Research, Platform for Agricultural Research and Innovation in Mozambique, and private sector actors. Donor: USAID. Catalyze Accelerated Agricultural Intensification for Social and Environmental Stability-2 (CATALIST-2) in Burundi, DRC, and Rwanda: Objective: Promote agribusiness cluster development, market integration, and agricultural intensification to improve food security in the Great Lakes Region. Collaborators: NGOs, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (Burundi), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (DRC), Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (Rwanda), and Centre for Development Innovation of Wageningen University and Research Centre. Donors: The Netherlands Directorate-General for International Cooperation, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Rwanda, and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in Rwanda. Catalyze Accelerated Agricultural Intensification for Social and Environmental Stability-Uganda (CATALIST-Uganda): Objective: Increase smallholder incomes and enhance food security through improved productivity and market access development in Uganda. Collaborators: Farmer-based organizations, NGOs, and the Uganda Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries
Sustainable agriculture, Food security, Women's empowerment, Greenhouse gas emissions