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Identify Opportunities through Value Chain and End-Market Analysis;
Strengthen vertical and horizontal value chain linkages and relationships in the cowpea, poultry and small ruminant value chains: CNFA will work with vulnerable farmers and producer groups to connect them to buyers and traders through a series of trade fairs and value chain platforms to formalize relationships and encourage greater marketing opportunities.
Strengthen input supply and other supporting services to improve smallholder and agro-pastoralist access to interconnected markets: Input suppliers and service providers are critical to the production of quality crops and healthy animals. CNFA will concentrate on improving the delivery of and access to veterinary services and feed provision centers for poultry and small ruminants and improving the supply of agricultural inputs for cowpeas, with specific emphasis on the Purdue Improved Cowpea Storage (PICS) bags for improved storage practices.
Increase access to finance, innovation, and private sector investments: A major constraint for actors throughout REGIS-AG’s target value chains is access to affordable financial services. Women are specifically limited in borrowing given their limited ownership of property or assets. REGIS-AG will work with private sector investment to design and market finance products that will expand access to financial services to project beneficiaries.
Improve the enabling environment for local and regional private sector investment: Both building the trust between value chain actors and increasing their voice at the policy level are critical components in facilitating more efficient and profitable value chains in Burkina Faso and Niger. In helping to deconstruct some of the identified negative practices and behaviors, REGIS-AG will promote innovation and more equitable benefits for actors operating in the three target value chains.
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||110,000|