Stage 3: Proof of Concept
Over the last three years, we have planned productivity, marketing, policy and nutrition activities that support these three immediate results. In the process of these efforts, we have established relationships with implementers, grantees, government bodies, and livestock producers and processers across the project’s 46 AGP woredas and 16 non-AGP woredas in the four regions of Amhara, Oromia, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR) and Tigray. In addition to the three immediate results, our team has worked to integrate cross-cutting intervention areas: gender mainstreaming, natural resource management and ICT – into our interventions and approaches.
In support of cross-cutting interventions, and to improve productivity and competitiveness, CNFA spurs innovation and investment in the livestock value chains through a $6 million Innovation Grant Fund, which utilizes a RFA process to invest in demand-driven value chain related opportunities – particularly those that address key constraints in the value chain, through competitive proposals from value chain actors. As of September 2016, our project is working with 47 Innovation Fund grantees, many of which have been selected for their ability to attract further capital investment. Program grantees bring high potential to stimulate upstream supply of needed raw inputs while promoting downstream value-added activities that enhance the quality of the final product. We have found that, as a result of program investments, farmers have been able to improve their production and increase their incomes; and households are able to access and afford nutritional livestock products that are more readily available in local markets.
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