Does EUCORD use GMOs in its projects?

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EUCORD does not use any GMOs or genetically modified organisms in its projects. EUCORD promotes both open-pollinated varieties and hybrid varieties. Hybrids are the result of a cross between two or more different but related plants, creating a seed with … Read More

What is EUCORD’s theory of change?

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EUCORD’s mission is to increase farmers’ capacity to sustainably grow quality crops matched to commercial needs of the agribusiness sector and in doing so, increase food security, develop the private sector and improve the livelihoods of rural communities. In order to … Read More

In the PPP model, who is the private partner and who is the public partner?

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The private partners can be food and beverage companies and animal feed producers with a strong focus on local sourcing of raw materials. They often need an intermediary to work with the farmers. EUCORD is the link between agribusiness and … Read More

Do the farmers you work with use chemical inputs?

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Farmers in Africa often struggle with hostile conditions including degraded soils, erratic rainfall and crop diseases and pests, including locusts. EUCORD facilitates access to organic and mineral fertilizers, and where necessary, crop protection products that meet WHO standards and that … Read More

Why is local sourcing important?

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Local sourcing versus importation of agricultural produce contributes to local development and environmental sustainability. Local sourcing decreases emissions required to import produce, reduces the national import balance, promotes local value addition and enhances rural economic growth as well as benefitting … Read More

Does EUCORD promote intensive or extensive farming?

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Intensive farming refers to methods using external inputs and advanced agricultural techniques to increase the overall crop yield. By contrast, extensive farming refers to increased land cultivation to increase output, often depleting natural resources and biodiversity. EUCORD promotes intensive farming, … Read More

What crops is EUCORD working on?

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EUCORD focuses on crops which almost always have a dual purpose: for food security and for commercial use. These include cereals such as barley, maize, millet, sorghum, and rice; roots & tubers such as cassava and potatoes; leguminous crops such … Read More

Where is EUCORD based?

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EUCORD is a Brussels-based non-profit organization, registered in The Netherlands as a cooperative. We also have offices in Ethiopia, Guinea, Mali, Rwanda and Sierra Leone.

What is the relationship between EUCORD and agribusiness?

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EUCORD collaborates with agribusiness to support the development of agricultural value chains. We work mostly upstream of the value chain to train farmers and other value chain actors to meet the quantity and quality requirements of the agribusiness. EUCORD acts … Read More

How is EUCORD funded?

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As a non-profit organization, EUCORD can apply to bilateral and multilateral donors or private foundations that provide grants to support agricultural development. These public funds are often used to leverage cash and in-kind contributions from private sector partners.

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