A major challenge limiting the competitiveness of Rwandan maize is the current high yield gap between actual and potential maize yields. This report from on-farm demonstrations conducted between 2014 and 2019 shows that it is feasible to obtain maize yields of 4 to 8 t/ha.
This Mid-Term Impact Evaluation Report by Laura Barry focuses on the CREATE Project in Rwanda and provides a multi-faceted view of the impacts and strengths of the project thus far and determines remaining challenges and gaps to be addressed in the final year of the project.
This research paper by Pascal Benincasa seeks to answer the question why model farmers have more consistent outcomes than cooperatives by focusing on EUCORD’s CREATE supply chain development project in Ethiopia.
A report by the Clinton Global Initiative on emerging lessons from engaging smallholders in value chains. With this report, EUCORD wants to emphasize that the early engagement of smallholder farmers has a significant impact on the success of the project and contributes positively to build trust and assuage farmers’ fears of exploitation by large companies.
Dit boek bundelt de belangrijkste inzichten over samenwerking tussen bedrijven en maatschappelijke organisaties en geeft veel praktische tips. Het schrijft niet voor hoe het moet. Er is geen model of recept dat leidt tot perfect partnerschap en samenwerken leer je niet uit een boekje. Maar je kunt wel leren van studies en andermans ervaringen. Dat is wat dit boek beoogt.
This book by Meine Pieter van Dijk and Jacques Trienekens discusses the theories and some of EUCORD’s cases regarding global value chains and analyses the impact of these global value chains on local upgrading strategies.
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.
This report provides the results of the EUCORD study for the Common Fund for Commodities of the East African regional rice sector showing that the potential for growth in the overall African rice sector is enormous, however different challenges need to be addressed.
Would Guinness Cameroun procurement of sorghum negatively affect the local food security? EUCORD and Diageo show in this study that local production of sorghum in Cameroon is high enough to provide food to the local population and a sizeable marketable surplus.
This study 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.
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.
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 Bachelor thesis by Anne Deters examines the sustainability of sorghum supply chain projects by specifically examining EUCORD’s West African Sorghum Value Chain Development Projects. Deters analyses whether project goals have been reached and what will be required to keep the success moving forward.
This Cassava Master Plan 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 major bottlenecks along the value chain.
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 feasibility study by EUCORD and Winrock International analyzes the feasibility of green bean production in Mali during 2004/2005. 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.
» 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.