January 25, 2011

Ethiopia: Farmer-to-Farmer Niche Project

More than 600,000 Ethiopian small holder farmers produce 287,000 tons of sesame per year, and depend on it for their livelihoods. Yet these farmers face many obstacles, such as seed shortages, poor product quality and lack of finance. This limits productivity and income. IESC’s Farmer-to-Farmer Niche Project in Ethiopia, funded by USAID and awarded by Weidemann Associates, is designed to strengthen…

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January 25, 2011

IESC Launches Capacity Building and Change Management Program in Afghanistan

IESC has been awarded $36 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to implement a Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA) program in support of the revitalization of Afghanistan’s agricultural sector.  As the lead implementer for the four-year Capacity Building and Change Management Program with the Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and…

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