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Winrock’s programs in the U.S. and around the world harness the power of markets and knowledge to boost incomes and employment opportunities. Utilizing a market-driven and collaborative approach, we work with governments, educators, NGOs and the private sector to train workers and create economic opportunity so that communities can reach their unique economic potential.

Developing Delta Entrepreneurs

Project Title: Delta Innovation Fund

Budding entrepreneurs in the Mississippi River Delta region often lack resources crucial to business success — a deficit that discourages job creation, stunts economic growth and perpetuates persistent poverty. To address these issues, the Delta I-Fund program, in partnership with the Delta Regional Authority, trains cohorts of entrepreneurs in successful startup practices, connects them with local business mentors and provides them with capital sourced from private investors. Bolstered by knowledge and funding, these businesspeople are better prepared to bring their innovative ideas to life.

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Contact: Jeff Stinson

Email: jstinson@arhub.org

 

Fishing for Success in Bangladesh

Project Title: USDA Food for Progress (SAFETI)

Bangladesh’s aquaculture industry is growing, but its small-scale shrimp and prawn producers still need help. They lack the resources and the knowledge of international standards to run farms and hatcheries to their full potential. By providing farmers with technical training and access to financial services — and by building the capacity of the trade associations and government agencies they work with — this project aims to boost livelihoods, increase productivity in the shrimp and prawn industries, and improve food quality and safety in Bangladesh.

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Contact: William Collis Bill.Collis@winrock.org

Location: Bangladesh

Phone: +880 58815972
+880-17667422

 

Contact: Mojeeb Stanikzai Mojeeb.Stanikzai@winrock.org

Location: Arlington, VA

Phone: (703) 302 6557

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In Mississippi, Healthier Living with Local Food

Project Title: Capacity for Food Chains in Mississippi

The need for affordable and healthy food is especially acute in Mississippi, a state that routinely leads the nation in obesity and poverty rates. The Wallace Center at Winrock International collaborates with communities, farmers, wholesale distributors and others to build local food value chains that will make healthy and fresh food readily available in the state’s schools, hospitals and stores.

Starting a Movement: Building a Maryland Food Hub Network

Project Title: Building a Maryland Food Hub Network

American consumers increasingly recognize that locally grown food is not only fresh and delicious, but also provides communities important environmental and economic benefits. The Wallace Center at Winrock International is collaborating with farmers, wholesalers, distributors and other partners in Maryland to meet the state’s burgeoning demand for local food through food hubs. By delivering collective marketing, packaging, product aggregation and other activities, food hubs improve the financial viability of producers and increase the availability of nutritious food.

Spreading the Good Food News

Project Title: Building Capacity for Regional Food Systems

Increasing awareness that local food is nutritious and good for both the environment and the economy has propelled the growth of regional food economies. In order to encourage more investment in regional food systems and sustainable agriculture, it’s important to showcase the benefits to local economies and communities. This program seeks to build awareness by assisting The Wallace Center at Winrock International in expanding the reach of its National Good Food Network by developing a regional food economies working group and fellows program, and by supporting a national communications strategy that underscores the economic benefits of fostering local food systems.

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PUBLICATIONS

March 2017 CREL Newsletter

Ghana MOCA Handout

Using Interactive Voice Response to Provide Remote Training Follow-Up

EC-LEDS Summer/Fall 2016 Newsletter

The John D. Rockefeller 3rd Scholars Program: Cultivating Scholar-Leaders in Asia

Something Good Is Brewing In Burma

Myanmar A/D/C and JDR 3RD Scholars Reconnect with Winrock

Creating Change Together with Teachers

Empowering Smallholders through Market-led Agriculture

JDR 3RD 2015 BANGLADESH RESEARCH GRANT COMPETITION

Rainfall and Crop Modeling to Improve Rice Farmers’ Yields in Indonesia

Devex Executive Insights – How a business background helped set 2 NGO chiefs up for success

Winrock in China

Winrock International Capabilities

JDR 3RD Research Grant Competition: Valuing the Ecosystem Services Provided by Mangroves in Bangladesh

USAID Clean Energy Investment Project

Reducing Child Labor in Tanzania: PROSPER Program

Winrock’s Position on Child Labor

Best Practices in Preventing and Eliminating Child Labor Through Education

Liberia Energy Sector Support Program (LESSP) Summary

NUDEIL Program Area Maps

Liberia Energy Sector Support Program (LESSP) Subproject Briefs

Lowering Emissions in Asia’s Forests (USAID LEAF)

U.S. Programs Overview

Tibetan Sustainable Environmental Resources for Increased Economic Growth (TSERING)

Dladie Village Shepherds in Mali, West Africa

John Ogonowski & Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer Program

U.S. Programs Community Development Projects

Biosecurity Practices to Keep Yourself and Poultry Safe from Diseases

Women Leaders: Shaping The Future Of Africa

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