Cracking the Nut: ICCO's 4 Lessons to Boost the Onion Value Chain

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November 5, 2019

In Senegal, onion is the most consumed vegetable, but annual production does not cover domestic demand. The STARS program of ICCO Cooperation, funded by Mastercard Foundation, brings together private sector actors, financial service providers, input suppliers, and producer organizations to connect smallholders to formal markets. During the 2-day learning event ‘Cracking the Nut’, the STARS team Senegal explained how that looks in reality.

Click here to read ICCO's 4 lessons to boost the onion value chain.

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ICCO STARS (Strengthening African Rural Smallholders)
Learning Lab Partner

According to the FAO, supporting small-scale farmers will be critical to reducing hunger and poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Strengthening African Rural Smallholders (STARS) is a program implemented by ICCO Cooperation with support from The MasterCard Foundation. STARS aims to transform the lives of 210,000 farmers, 50% of them are women, in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Senegal and will have an overall impact in the lives of over 1 million people. Cooperation will take place with MFIs to develop innovative risk-mitigating tools and provide the necessary loans to farmers to diversify their crop or to buy equipment that increases their production.

Press release: Strengthening African rural smallholders for sustainable development

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