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IESC F2F Volunteers Support Amana Bank to Target Needs of Agricultural Lenders and Borrowers in Tanzania
The USAID and U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) guarantee supports financial institutions to increase their agricultural lending activities by covering outstanding principals on qualifying defaulted loans to borrowers in the agricultural value chain, with a focus on women and youth borrowers. This USAID/DFC guarantee…
Tanzania is blessed with 44 million acres of arable land and genial climate for agriculture. More than 45% of the country’s population is comprised of energetic youths and the future of Tanzania’s agriculture sector lies with them; their participation in the sector could lead to increased productivity, stronger food security, and job creation.
Johannes John, chairperson of Sasa…read more
Empowering Sri Lankan farmers with practical knowledge and best practices in modern dairy farming
Sri Lanka’s ‘hill country,’ the mountainous region in the center of the island, offers the best climatic conditions for dairy farming. But the advantages end there. Small- and medium-scale dairy farmers in the region have access to very little land, and the hilly terrain limits space for proper cattle sheds and fodder cultivation. Many small-…
NTFC capacity building pays off as priority trade bottlenecks are identified and addressed
Established in 2017, Paraguay’s National Trade Facilitation Committee (NTFC) is organized under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and includes representatives from the 27 public sector entities involved in the regulation and facilitation of trade, as well as representatives from the private sector. While the NTFC has made significant strides in…
HOW F2F VOLUNTEERS SUPPORTED SAMLI DAIRY COOPERATIVE TO TRANSFORM THE LIVES OF MAASAI WOMEN
Josephine did not consider rearing dairy cows as a business opportunity until she teamed up with her neighbors in Emali, Kenya. It is the culture of the Maasai to value the cow more than the milk it produces. Like many Maasai women in Emali, all she wanted was a cow that could produce enough milk for her six children.
Through the USAID-funded…read more
IESC’s 2021 Annual Report
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