Corus International’s Food Safety Tool

With funding from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) through the AMEA network, Corus International created an innovative Food Safety-First (FS-First) Budget Tool to help farmer organizations’ ability to cost out and plan steps to enhance their professionalism and meet food safety standards for their buyers and consumers. The tool provides a step-by-step guide […]

Cooperative-driven development in Ethiopia (technical note)

Nuru has developed an adaptive and locally-led cooperative development approach that has a lifetime of five to seven years, after which, as the cooperatives become increasingly self-reliant, Nuru exits the communities. Nuru’s model and approach is examined in this case study by reviewing BDS activities implemented from 2016 to 2022. As of 2022, Nuru supported […]

Cooperative-driven development in Ethiopia (case study)

Nuru has developed an adaptive and locally-led cooperative development approach that has a lifetime of five to seven years, after which, as the cooperatives become increasingly self-reliant, Nuru exits the communities. Nuru’s model and approach is examined in this case study by reviewing BDS activities implemented from 2016 to 2022. As of 2022, Nuru supported […]

Glimmer adaptation of ALP and SCOPE tools for rural SACCOS

As part of its approach, Glimmer promotes capacity building of Rural Savings and Credit Cooperatives (RuSACCOs) to serve as the primary financial resource for local communities. Glimmer selected two tools in the AMEA Toolbox: SCOPEinsight’s SCOPE Basic assessment tool to evaluate RuSACCOs’ business management capacity; and IFC’s Agribusiness Leadership Program (ALP) for training and coaching […]

ICCO STARS Case Study

The Strengthening African Rural Smallholders (STARS) program was an $18 million, five-year initiative (2016-2021) implemented by ICCO (now part of Cordaid) in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation and ICCO Terrafina to increase access to finance and markets for smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa. STARS was implemented in four countries—Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Senegal—to develop […]

AMEA Annual Learning Event

This report is AMEA’s first Annual Learning Report and synthesizes the learning from case studies undertaken in 2020. It begins by outlining the purpose of this report and providing a short overview of the case studies and their outcomes. The report then discusses the lessons learned and ends with a learning agenda for 2021. Download […]

Strengthening local malt barley supply chains in Ethiopia

Implementer: IFC and HeinekenPartners: AMEA, SCOPEinsight, Precise Consult, EUCORDFunders: Heineken and IFCGeography of intervention: Primarily 6 zones in the Oromia region, Ethiopia:Arsi, West Arsi, Bale, West Shewa, Southwest Shewa and North Shewa. Piloting in EastWollega, Oromia, and 2 zones in Amhara: North and South GondarAuthors: Hileena Eshetu, Filipe Di Matteo and Mark Blackett Download the […]

AMEA Updates August 2023

All the latest news from the AMEA network. Updates on our BDS roadmap work, Local Network activities and key learning products.