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Winrock partners with communities to develop and implement strategies that boost food production and resilience in the face of a changing climate.

By 2050, the world is expected to add 2 billion people. During that time, severe droughts and floods associated with climate change will also become more commonplace. Winrock partners with communities to develop and implement strategies that boost food production and are resilient in the face of a changing climate.

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

Sign reads "Locally Grown Foods Sold Here"

Expanding Choice: Delivering Local Food Options Where They’re Needed Most

Project Title: Capacity for Food Chains

Communities that most need healthy and affordable food options often have the fewest choices. The Wallace Center at Winrock International collaborates with vulnerable communities to establish value chains that make nutritious and local food available to everyone. This happens through training, mentoring, peer-to-peer learning opportunities and by fostering collaboration between organizations committed to delivering the benefits of good food to all.

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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.

The Power of a Story: Getting the Word Out About the Local Food Movement

Project Title: Good Food Economies

Growing awareness that how we feed ourselves impacts the environment, the economy and human health has spurred a burgeoning local and regional food movement. Most media coverage so far has focused on the benefits to consumers. But in order to grow the movement and encourage more investment in sustainable agriculture, it’s important to showcase the benefits to local economies and communities. The Wallace Center at Winrock International works with organizations across the country to develop communications strategies that build the case for strong local and regional food systems.

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

Ghana MOCA Handout

Faces of the value chain

Something Good Is Brewing In Burma

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

The Story of Professor Htwe

Pioneering Mangrove Valuation Research

Role of Agriculture, Forestry, and Other Land Use Mitigation in INDCs and National Policy in Asia

High Carbon Stock Consulting Study 3: Review of aboveground biomass estimation techniques

POME-CIRCLE Handbook

Leadership for Change: Chrysalis Leadership Training for Pioneering Women

Bioenergy

Empowering Smallholders through Market-led Agriculture

Milwaukee River Pay-for-Performance Project Factsheet

Pauline Kangoro Moringa Producer

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

Valuing the Ecosystem Services Provided by Mangroves in Bangladesh

Land Use in a Future Climate Agreement

Analysis of Approaches for REDD+ Verification

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

Winrock in China

Winrock International Capabilities

Impact of Logging on Carbon Stocks of Tropical Forests: The Republic of Congo Case Study

Impact of Logging on Carbon Stocks of Forests: Chihuahua Mexico Case Study

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

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

FACT Net Publication Archive

Benchmark Map of Forest Carbon Stocks in Tropical Regions Across Three Continents

Baseline Map of Carbon Emissions from Deforestation in Tropical Regions

Baselines for Land-use Change in the Tropics: Application to Avoided Deforestation Projects

Estimation of Aboveground Carbon Stocks

Opportunities and Challenges for Offsetting Greenhouse Gas Emissions with Forests

Sectoral Specification for Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use; Panda Standard

Transaction Costs for Carbon Sequestration Projects in the Tropical Forest Sector

Cambodia REDD+ Roadmap: Development of a Reference Scenario and Design of a Monitoring System

Forest and Carbon Markets: Opportunities for Sustainable Development

Publications from the Wallace Center at Winrock International

Technical Guidance on Development of REDD+ Reference Level

Winrock Sample Plot Calculator Spreadsheet Tool

NUDEIL Program Area Maps

Building Responsibility for Delivery of Government Services Success Stories, 2009–2011

Volunteer Creates Buzz in Nepal

Volunteering with Winrock International

U.S. Programs Overview

Recommendations to Improve Success Rate of Artificial Insemination in Cattle

John Ogonowski & Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer Program

Biosecurity Practices to Keep Yourself and Poultry Safe from Diseases

The Story of Suon Seng

The Story of Ai Thanda

2011 Winrock Magazine

Socio-Economic Factors Affecting Avian Influenza Prevention and Control: The Case of Village Poultry Farming in Burma

Future of Smallholder Poultry Production in Cambodia and Lao PDR: Uncertainty and Future Prospective

Smart Climate Change Adaptation for Development of Rural Agriculture in Indonesia

Agruicultural Development Council: An Organization For Asia 1954-1985