The following are publications written specifically to report on the results of EUCORD’s projects:
This report records the proceedings of the East African Regional Conference on Sorghum Value Chain and End of Project Round Table organized by EUCORD on November 18-19 2015, at the Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi. The objectives of the forum were:
- To review the impacts and current state of the sorghum value chain in east Africa
- To identify and document the key learning’s, constraints, and challenges and provide recommendations/strategies to enhance and upscale the program
- To provide a platform to network, share experiences and identify areas of further interventions and creation of synergies towards food security and higher incomes across the region.
» Report on the visit of the Dutch Minister of Foreign Trade and Development, Ms. Lilianne Ploumen to the Sierra Leone Brewery Limited
The Minister of Foreign Trade and Development, Ms. Lilianne Ploumen, together with Dutch officials and private sector investors visited Sierra Leone Brewery Limited (SLBL) on the 7th of July 2015 and was accompanied by more than 30 Dutch companies and several NGO’s.
» Press Release HEINEKEN Barley Program Ethiopia
Heineken’s official press release concerning the CREATE barley program in Ethiopia with the Dutch and Ethiopian governments. EUCORD was chosen by Heineken to be the Project Executing Agency. The program will be working with small scale farmers to revitalize the Ethiopian barley industry and create a system of direct income for the community.
» New Study on East African Rice Sector
This report provides the results of the EUCORD study for the Common Fund for Commodities of the East African regional rice sector and preliminary assessment of priority countries. The report finds that the potential for growth in the overall African rice sector is enormous, but a rapid increase in the area under rice, irrigated as well as rainfed, is necessary.
» Cameroon Sorghum Study
Henk Knipscheer and Maurice Kenmogne of EUCORD and Diageo (respectively) show that local production of sorghum in Cameroon is high enough to provide food to the local population and a sizeable marketable surplus. It is unlikely that Guinness Cameroun by locally sourcing sorghum would negatively affect local food security or even have an impact on price.
» Democratic Republic of Congo Impact Assessment
This study assesses the impact of Bralima SARL’s local rice sourcing initiative on smallholder farmers in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It shows that since 2009, Bralima breweries have helped redirect over $26 million in rice production revenue toward the local economy, creating profound benefits for smallholder farmers.
» Heineken Sierra Leone Case
This report analyzes the logistics, benefits, and challenges to locally sourcing Sorghum in Sierra Leone by the Sierra Leone Brewery Limited. Sorghum is a possible alternative to malted barley in the production of beer that has inspired Heineken International to start a local supply chain project in the region.
» Mid-Term Evaluation Report: CFC West African Sorghum Value Chain Development Project
This report provides key findings, and recommendations from EUCORD’s sorghum project in Sierra Leone and Ghana. The goal of the project is to increase incomes of sorghum farmers and enable national beverage industries to substitute imported grains by locally produced sorghum.
» Indonesia Tea PPP Business Plan
This report explains the specifics of EUCORD’s plans for a public-private partnership program in Indonesia to make the tea sector more competitive by increasing the efficiency and quality of their supply chain. This is done by encouraging sustainable agricultural practices and by enhancing the knowledge among supply chain partners.
» Sorghum Supply Chain in Sierra Leone
This Bachelor thesis by Anne Deters examines the sustainability of sorghum supply chain projects by specifically examining EUCORD’s West African Sorghum Value Chain Development Project in Ghana and Sierra Leone. Deters analyses whether project goals have been reached and what will be required to keep the success moving forward.
» Nigeria Cassava Master Plan
This Cassava Master Plan commissioned by UNIDO discusses a strategic action for moving Nigerian cassava production from the subsistence level to an industrial crop. A critical analysis of the data supports the view that Nigeria has the potential to achieve its US$5 billion earnings target from cassava products, once it addresses the current major bottlenecks along the value chain.
» Strengthening Potato Value Chains
This report provides two articles, one by FAO economist Adam Prakash and one by EUCORD’s Henk Knipscheer, discussing the role of value chain coordination and recommendations on the process towards success in reference to EUCORD’s potato projects.
This report analyzes the feasibility of green bean production in Mali. The Office du Niger is the main irrigated rice producer in Mali, with a potential of more than 1,000,000 ha of which only 10% are exploited. This feasibility study was undertaken by EUCORD and Winrock International during 2004 and 2005.