Sustainable Agriculture

Value Chains for Rural Development Call for Applications: Innovative Grants Fund in Myanmar

The Value Chains for Rural Development Project, funded by USAID and implemented by Winrock International, invites qualified producer groups, for-profit businesses, non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations and nonprofits to propose inititatives under one or more of the Project's broad objectives.

A man sells vegetables at a market in Bangladesh.

BANGKOK, October 15, 2015 — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced a new project to share affordable technology and agricultural practices between countries in Asia to increase incomes of poor farmers.

Winrock International’s work with smallholder farmers in Asia, Africa and Latin America focuses on improving productivity and incomes.

In Indonesia, agriculture — particularly the food-crops sector — is extremely susceptible to climate variability and change. In order to improve resilience to climate shocks and ensure sustainable crop yields, the John D. Rockefeller 3RD Scholars Program of Winrock International commissioned a multi-disciplinary research team to develop a rainfall model that would provide extension agents and farmers with detailed information on rice planting times and yields. This is a summary of the research team's major findings.

In 2014, Winrock’s John D. Rockefeller 3RD Scholars Program held a competition for applied research concepts to assess the current value of mangrove ecosystem services in the Sundarbans of Bangladesh, as well as changes that are likely to occur due to climate change and other impacts. This is a summary of the team that was commissioned under the USAID-funded Climate-Resilient Ecosystems and Livelihoods (CREL) project.

The USAID Bangladesh Climate Resilient Ecosystems and Livelihoods (CREL) project is working to scale-up and adapt successful co-management models to conserve vital lands, improve governance of natural resources and biodiversity, and increase resilience to climate change through improved planning and livelihoods diversification.

The Knowledge-based Integrated Sustainable Agriculture and Nutrition (KISAN) project is improving food security by increasing incomes through improved agriculture production for about one million people across 20 districts in the western regions of Nepal.

Winrock International’s work with smallholder farmers in Asia, Africa and Latin America focuses on improving productivity and incomes.

In Indonesia, agriculture — particularly the food-crops sector — is extremely susceptible to climate variability and change. In order to improve resilience to climate shocks and ensure sustainable crop yields, the John D. Rockefeller 3RD Scholars Program of Winrock International commissioned a multi-disciplinary research team to develop a rainfall model that would provide extension agents and farmers with detailed information on rice planting times and yields. This is a summary of the research team's major findings.

In 2014, Winrock’s John D. Rockefeller 3RD Scholars Program held a competition for applied research concepts to assess the current value of mangrove ecosystem services in the Sundarbans of Bangladesh, as well as changes that are likely to occur due to climate change and other impacts. This is a summary of the team that was commissioned under the USAID-funded Climate-Resilient Ecosystems and Livelihoods (CREL) project.

Value Chains for Rural Development Call for Applications: Innovative Grants Fund in Myanmar

The Value Chains for Rural Development Project, funded by USAID and implemented by Winrock International, invites qualified producer groups, for-profit businesses, non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations and nonprofits to propose inititatives under one or more of the Project's broad objectives.

A man sells vegetables at a market in Bangladesh.

BANGKOK, October 15, 2015 — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced a new project to share affordable technology and agricultural practices between countries in Asia to increase incomes of poor farmers.