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Publications by jefferson shriver
This study examines CRS’ Revitalizing Vanilla in Uganda, funded by Ben & Jerry's Homemade Holdings Inc, which focused on upgrading the Vanilla Value Chain in the country. The study discusses the constraints faced by all along the value chain, the programs approach to upgrading the value...More
The Value chain tool kit provides methods to support male (♂) and female (♀) farmers in the “Build to Grow to Prosper” phases of the CRS Pathway to Prosperity (Figure 1). Through this work CRS is striving to achieve industry leadership in value chain service delivery and influence that is gender...More
In Madagascar, CRS studied the feasibility of enhancing small farmer participation in the vanilla value chain and the opportunities this could offer farmers. The study results revealed that vanilla is a value chain that offers significant opportunities for smallholder farmers in Madagascar....More
Until recently, municipal governments in Nicaragua have not considered agricultural development to be part of their institutional mandate. This has made it difficult for small producers to competitively engage in agricultural value chains.
CRS and partners created the Alliance to Create...More