Winrock International Putting Ideas to Work

January 6, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Business, Economics
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Winrock International Putting Ideas to Work

Winrock International is a

nonprofit organization that works with

people in the United States and around the world

empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. to

A Global Presence

Current as of 2010

Winrock Approach to Increased Economic Opportunities • • • • • • •

Capacity Building for Organizations and Individuals Enterprise and Agricultural Development Enhance Markets and Develop Products Entrepreneurial Skills Development Strategies on Investment, Trade and Finance Alternative Energy & Natural Resource Management Improved Production Technologies & Value-added processing

Value Chain General Definition • Strengthen Mutually Beneficial Linkages Producers - Distributors – Processors Wholesalers/Retailers

• Market Opportunities

• Trust

Value Chain - Key Concepts • Win-Win Relationships

• Upgrading • Innovation • Added Value

Value Chain Development Positive or Desired Change •Income & Employment Generation •Economic Growth •Poverty Reduction •Environmental Performance •Gender Equity

Youth in the Agriculture Value Chain

Youth Enterprise Development

The Purpose of This Presentation • Sharing Experiences

• Economic Opportunities using Agriculture Value Chains • Rural Areas

GOALS Increase or Improve: • Income • Household Resiliency

• Gender Equity • Reduce Outmigration

Target Population Marginalized youth: – Vulnerable and disadvantaged youth – Women – Dalits – 16 – 30 years – Ethnic, linguistic and religious - Conflict affected

Remote rural areas

Approach 1.Integrated, entrepreneurial literacy 2.Agriculture skills development 3.Entrepreneurial training for off farm employment

1. Entrepreneurial Literacy • 10 month class • Primarily women • Integrated approach literacy, numeracy, how to use government services, HIV/Aids awareness, how to start a business, revenues, profit, loss, how to access credit • Tied to income generation

1. Entrepreneurial Literacy • More than 30,000 youth completed training • 70% went on to technical skills development-mostly were in agriculture • Huge demand because people saw the benefits

2. Agriculture Production

2.Agriculture Production • Market Driven • Aggregate farmers • Technical training in high-value commodity production • Introduced technologies • Linkages: producers-input suppliers-markets

3. Rural Employment • Identified points along value chain • Provided entrepreneurial training for  Agro-vets  Local Service Providers  Traders  Vendors  Water harvesters

Strengthened VC and Employment Opportunities • Simultaneously built value chain and linked farmers, traders • Oriented farmers toward markets • Created demand for inputs

Strengthen Delivery Systems using demand driven commercial approach • Establish system of private sector input suppliers and extension agents • Community-managed collection centers • Create and strengthen linkages along the VC to access market • Partnerships with local government

Establish Local Collection

…that feed into large collection centers

Kaprokot, Salyan empty

and on market day

Kapurkot, Salyan District collects vegetables twice a week that go to Butwal, Nepalgunj, Kathmandu

Input suppliers crucial for vulnerable small holders • Enterprises improve farmers’ access to quality inputs and extension agriculture advice; • Eliminates culture of ‘handouts’ and dependency; • Creates jobs along the value chain

Agro-vets provide knowledge and linkages to producers through trained Local Service Providers

Private Sector Extension Services Local Service Providers are field-based providing mobile trainings and extension services to remote and vulnerable smallholders

Local Service Providers

Major Accomplishments: 1. Established agriculture value chains 2. Improved the lives and food security of over 54,000 disadvantaged including 12,500 remote households 3. Increased income on average by 236% 4. Strong coordination with GoN 5. Network of Local Service Providers 6. Develop Linkages • Farmers • Input suppliers • Output traders

Selected Lessons Learned 1. Linking producers to input suppliers and output markets 2. Market driven approach is sustainable 3. Local Service Providers - effective link 4. Government involvement and stakeholder meetings insure sustainability 5. Improved production improves family nutrition 6. Entrepreneurial literacy linked to AG/VC training

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