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The Finnish Agri-Agency for Food and Forest Development. Support from farmer to farmer.

IN 2016:

7 countries 15 projects

153 producer organisations supported 132 598 beneficiaries


WHO ARE WE AND WHAT DO WE DO FFD, the Finnish Agri-agency for Food and Forest Development, is a non-profit organisation supporting agricultural producer organisations, forest owners’ organisations, co-operatives and cooperative unions. FFD was formed by Finnish producer and rural organisations in 2012. Its founding partners include the Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners of Finland (MTK), the Central Union of Swedish-Speaking Agricultural Producers in Finland (SLC), the Association of Pro-Agria Centres and the Confederation of Finnish Cooperatives (Pellervo). Among our donors are: Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Directorate General for International Cooperation of the Netherlands, Agence Française de Développement of France, Directorate General for Development of Belgium and the European Commission with IFAD’s technical support. FFD’s projects aim to contribute to the improvement of good governance and democracy, sustainable economic development and better distribution of income.

Farmer to farmer cooperation FFD applies a twinning approach in all its projects. Through the farmer-to-farmer collaboration the partner organizations receive peer-to-peer support from relevant Finnish agricultural and forestry organisations. Currently 13 Finnish agricultural or forestry organizations are involved in twinning partnerships.

farmer-led economic development. All the members of AgriCord implement and use a joint project approval, follow-up and quality system, hence guaranteeing quality of the projects.

2 829 41 255

88 514

BENEFICIAIRIES Forestry projects

Agricultural projects 41 255 Aquaculture projects 2 829

Value chain promotion

It may take more than ten years before forestry starts generating income for a household, which is a long time for a poor household to wait for. Fortunately, there are other activities linked to forestry which provide cash flow sooner like nurseries and honey production. Nurseries play a key role in developing sustainable forest management practices and when well-kept, they are profitable. While contributing to reforestation and afforestation, nurseries also create employment opportunities especially for women. Good quality seedlings improve farmers’ possibilities to manage multifunctional forests producing quality timber. Nursery practices have been established in all FFD’s four forestry projects in Ethiopia, Vietnam, Nepal and Tanzania. Bee-keeping and honey production activities are supported in Ethiopia, Nicaragua and Tanzania.

All FFD projects address value chain development and aim to increase the profitability of farmers’ production. To better understand the situation, the bottlenecks both before and during production and along the whole post-harvest process up to markets are assessed. Farmers are being supported to have access to quality inputs for production, to enhance their storages and processing capacities in order to increase production and to reduce post-harvest losses. Market access is improved by establishing market information and collection systems aiming at joint marketing. Quality of production is addressed by providing trainings and services on grading, hygiene and certification, among others.

Farmers’ organisations’ principal link in the value chain Storage and direct post harvest Quality control system Production  Marketing or trading  Information system of members to FO  Collection system 0

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3 Number of FO

SOFIA ITÄMÄKI

AgriCord - network for agri-agencies

Kannen kuva: KAIJALEENA RUNSTEN

Forestry

Processing

13 Finnish twinning partners

FFD is a member of AgriCord, a non-profit international development alliance. AgriCord brings together 12 agri-agencies, each mandated by the farmers’ and rural people’s organisations in their own countries, to support farmers in developing countries. All AgriCord members implement the Farmers Fighting Poverty programme, that includes key competences of farmers’ organisations, such as competencies for organizational strength and

88 514

Some highlights from the FFD projects

All numbers from 2016.

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WHO ARE WE AND WHAT DO WE DO FFD, the Finnish Agri-agency for Food and Forest Development, is a non-profit organisation supporting agricultural producer organisations, forest owners’ organisations, co-operatives and cooperative unions. FFD was formed by Finnish producer and rural organisations in 2012. Its founding partners include the Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners of Finland (MTK), the Central Union of Swedish-Speaking Agricultural Producers in Finland (SLC), the Association of Pro-Agria Centres and the Confederation of Finnish Cooperatives (Pellervo). Among our donors are: Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Directorate General for International Cooperation of the Netherlands, Agence Française de Développement of France, Directorate General for Development of Belgium and the European Commission with IFAD’s technical support. FFD’s projects aim to contribute to the improvement of good governance and democracy, sustainable economic development and better distribution of income.

Farmer to farmer cooperation FFD applies a twinning approach in all its projects. Through the farmer-to-farmer collaboration the partner organizations receive peer-to-peer support from relevant Finnish agricultural and forestry organisations. Currently 13 Finnish agricultural or forestry organizations are involved in twinning partnerships.

farmer-led economic development. All the members of AgriCord implement and use a joint project approval, follow-up and quality system, hence guaranteeing quality of the projects.

2 829 41 255

88 514

BENEFICIAIRIES Forestry projects

Agricultural projects 41 255 Aquaculture projects 2 829

Value chain promotion

It may take more than ten years before forestry starts generating income for a household, which is a long time for a poor household to wait for. Fortunately, there are other activities linked to forestry which provide cash flow sooner like nurseries and honey production. Nurseries play a key role in developing sustainable forest management practices and when well-kept, they are profitable. While contributing to reforestation and afforestation, nurseries also create employment opportunities especially for women. Good quality seedlings improve farmers’ possibilities to manage multifunctional forests producing quality timber. Nursery practices have been established in all FFD’s four forestry projects in Ethiopia, Vietnam, Nepal and Tanzania. Bee-keeping and honey production activities are supported in Ethiopia, Nicaragua and Tanzania.

All FFD projects address value chain development and aim to increase the profitability of farmers’ production. To better understand the situation, the bottlenecks both before and during production and along the whole post-harvest process up to markets are assessed. Farmers are being supported to have access to quality inputs for production, to enhance their storages and processing capacities in order to increase production and to reduce post-harvest losses. Market access is improved by establishing market information and collection systems aiming at joint marketing. Quality of production is addressed by providing trainings and services on grading, hygiene and certification, among others.

Farmers’ organisations’ principal link in the value chain Storage and direct post harvest Quality control system Production  Marketing or trading  Information system of members to FO  Collection system 0

1

2

3 Number of FO

SOFIA ITÄMÄKI

AgriCord - network for agri-agencies

Kannen kuva: KAIJALEENA RUNSTEN

Forestry

Processing

13 Finnish twinning partners

FFD is a member of AgriCord, a non-profit international development alliance. AgriCord brings together 12 agri-agencies, each mandated by the farmers’ and rural people’s organisations in their own countries, to support farmers in developing countries. All AgriCord members implement the Farmers Fighting Poverty programme, that includes key competences of farmers’ organisations, such as competencies for organizational strength and

88 514

Some highlights from the FFD projects

All numbers from 2016.

4


From employee to employer “I became a member of TAHA (Tanzania Horticultural Association) in November 2015, as I was inspired of the good harvest results of my brother who was already a member and whose farm I used to work as a casual laborer. I acquired a quarter of an acre of land and started planting tomato with the guidance from TAHA’s agronomist. After the first phase of harvesting, I planted sweet pepper and expanded my farmland. I also made investments and bought a new water pump and engaged 4 casual laborers for assistance. I went from being an employee to an employer within a very short period of time. The sweet pepper was planted using new technologies utilizing hybrid seeds, raised beds, correct spacing, correct use of fertilizer, pests and diseases control strategies and pruning. With these practices, I managed to harvest a total of 17,122 kg from weekly harvests for five months and I earned an overall income of 16,230,000 Tanzanian shillings (around 6500 euros).

TO TAL NU MB ER OF BEN EFI CIA IRE S

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132 598

67 840

64 758

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51%

49%

TAHA

Women play a vital role in agriculture and sustainable forestry, yet their role is seldom visible. Women’s role and participation varies depending on the commodity, activities and culture. The FFD’s projects have strengthened women’s participation either through activities directed to them or by engaging them as part of the household. As an example, the forestry project in Tanzania has succeeded in increasing women’s participation by delivering trainings to their members on gender and also on land rights. As a result, women have started demanding for their rights and many women have managed to acquire their own land and possess own woodlots. In the forestry project in Nepal, in addition in acquiring skills in sustainable forestry through community groups, women have also been exposed to other trainings and information, thus their knowledge about their rights, as well as of reproductive health, has increased. In Zanzibar, household trainings ensure that women and girls participate actively in in horticultural practices and also in household record keeping.

TIINA HUVIO

Gender

With the increased income, I’ve been able to buy a motorcycle to assist me with the transportation of goods to markets and to visit clients. TAHA has been a big part of my success, since I received so much useful technical information. I have now further expanded my farmland to an acre and I have increased the variety of crops. I am also acting as a TAHA Community Based Facilitator, and I’m recruiting other farmers to become TAHA members. All this is like a miracle, I didn’t expect this- it is a big step in my life.” Mr. Suleyman Rashid, a 28-year-old farmer living in Bambi Matora village in Zanzibar.


From employee to employer “I became a member of TAHA (Tanzania Horticultural Association) in November 2015, as I was inspired of the good harvest results of my brother who was already a member and whose farm I used to work as a casual laborer. I acquired a quarter of an acre of land and started planting tomato with the guidance from TAHA’s agronomist. After the first phase of harvesting, I planted sweet pepper and expanded my farmland. I also made investments and bought a new water pump and engaged 4 casual laborers for assistance. I went from being an employee to an employer within a very short period of time. The sweet pepper was planted using new technologies utilizing hybrid seeds, raised beds, correct spacing, correct use of fertilizer, pests and diseases control strategies and pruning. With these practices, I managed to harvest a total of 17,122 kg from weekly harvests for five months and I earned an overall income of 16,230,000 Tanzanian shillings (around 6500 euros).

TO TAL NU MB ER OF BEN EFI CIA IRE S

ME N

WO ME N

132 598

67 840

64 758

%

51%

49%

TAHA

Women play a vital role in agriculture and sustainable forestry, yet their role is seldom visible. Women’s role and participation varies depending on the commodity, activities and culture. The FFD’s projects have strengthened women’s participation either through activities directed to them or by engaging them as part of the household. As an example, the forestry project in Tanzania has succeeded in increasing women’s participation by delivering trainings to their members on gender and also on land rights. As a result, women have started demanding for their rights and many women have managed to acquire their own land and possess own woodlots. In the forestry project in Nepal, in addition in acquiring skills in sustainable forestry through community groups, women have also been exposed to other trainings and information, thus their knowledge about their rights, as well as of reproductive health, has increased. In Zanzibar, household trainings ensure that women and girls participate actively in in horticultural practices and also in household record keeping.

TIINA HUVIO

Gender

With the increased income, I’ve been able to buy a motorcycle to assist me with the transportation of goods to markets and to visit clients. TAHA has been a big part of my success, since I received so much useful technical information. I have now further expanded my farmland to an acre and I have increased the variety of crops. I am also acting as a TAHA Community Based Facilitator, and I’m recruiting other farmers to become TAHA members. All this is like a miracle, I didn’t expect this- it is a big step in my life.” Mr. Suleyman Rashid, a 28-year-old farmer living in Bambi Matora village in Zanzibar.


Amhara

Addis Ababa ETHIOPIA

Ethiopia Twinning support to smallholder forest producers’ organizations in Ethiopia The project supports Zenbaba cooperative union on sustainable forest management and pole marketing. The project’s purpose is to increase financial returns from forest management, develop the capacity for service delivery among the union member cooperatives and improve mechanisms in pole marketing for smallholder farmers. The project also promotes agroforestry and honey production diversification, and in 2016 Zenbaba started to export its certified organic honey to Norway. The project receives twinning support from MTK- Finland Proper.

21 cooperatives involved in the project 17 nurseries established

1 200 000 seedlings produced project 20 000 number of beneficiaries of the 20 067 kg of honey exported

ATTE PENTTILÄ

Strengthen KIMU service delivery capacity for fresh fruit and vegetable marketing The project implemented by Koga Union focuses on improving farmers’ access to markets and to increase farmers fruit and vegetable production. The twinning partner for the project is MTK Finland Proper. The project is yielding results, as surveys conducted by KIMU report that farmers’ incomes have increased since the start of the project. The production of farmers has

diversified and the farmers have started to cultivate potatoes and onions, that give better yields in the region.

11 cooperatives 4 300 beneficiaries

598 direct participants to events and activities

Capacity building of dairy cooperatives and marketing services The project supports the Bahir Dar Dairy Cooperative (BDDC) and Deha Ansit Dairy Cooperative (DADC) in the Fogera District, near the city of Bahir Dar. The purpose of the project is to support milk marketing, dairy inputs and other services by improving dairy technology, services and organizational functionality. Members’ income have increased and the quality of the products has improved. Inputs, such as fodder, and training concerning marketing, production and hygiene, have been provided for cooperative members. Milk production of the cooperatives has increased during the project and milk is also processed into butter (ghee) and cheese. The cooperatives own several shops in the city of Bahir Dar, where their dairy products are marketed. Twinning support has been provided by MTK LammiTuulos.

12 milk shops owned by cooperatives 700 beneficiaries by 89 000 litres/month of milk produced the cooperatives


Amhara

Addis Ababa ETHIOPIA

Ethiopia Twinning support to smallholder forest producers’ organizations in Ethiopia The project supports Zenbaba cooperative union on sustainable forest management and pole marketing. The project’s purpose is to increase financial returns from forest management, develop the capacity for service delivery among the union member cooperatives and improve mechanisms in pole marketing for smallholder farmers. The project also promotes agroforestry and honey production diversification, and in 2016 Zenbaba started to export its certified organic honey to Norway. The project receives twinning support from MTK- Finland Proper.

21 cooperatives involved in the project 17 nurseries established

1 200 000 seedlings produced project 20 000 number of beneficiaries of the 20 067 kg of honey exported

ATTE PENTTILÄ

Strengthen KIMU service delivery capacity for fresh fruit and vegetable marketing The project implemented by Koga Union focuses on improving farmers’ access to markets and to increase farmers fruit and vegetable production. The twinning partner for the project is MTK Finland Proper. The project is yielding results, as surveys conducted by KIMU report that farmers’ incomes have increased since the start of the project. The production of farmers has

diversified and the farmers have started to cultivate potatoes and onions, that give better yields in the region.

11 cooperatives 4 300 beneficiaries

598 direct participants to events and activities

Capacity building of dairy cooperatives and marketing services The project supports the Bahir Dar Dairy Cooperative (BDDC) and Deha Ansit Dairy Cooperative (DADC) in the Fogera District, near the city of Bahir Dar. The purpose of the project is to support milk marketing, dairy inputs and other services by improving dairy technology, services and organizational functionality. Members’ income have increased and the quality of the products has improved. Inputs, such as fodder, and training concerning marketing, production and hygiene, have been provided for cooperative members. Milk production of the cooperatives has increased during the project and milk is also processed into butter (ghee) and cheese. The cooperatives own several shops in the city of Bahir Dar, where their dairy products are marketed. Twinning support has been provided by MTK LammiTuulos.

12 milk shops owned by cooperatives 700 beneficiaries by 89 000 litres/month of milk produced the cooperatives


Tanzania The Zanzibar Horticulture Linkage Project The Zanzibar Horticulture Linkage Project aims to improve livelihoods and enhance food and nutrition security of smallholder horticultural growers in Zanzibar. It is implemented by Tanzania Horticultural Association (TAHA) and the projects focus is the development of climate-smart value chains that strengthen the horticultural sector in Zanzibar. TAHA has established contracts with several local hotels and its farmers are now selling their vegetables to hotels. New seedling nurseries have been established and solar powered water pumps installed, thus reducing farmers’ irrigation costs. Farmers’ access to markets have been improved by establishing a market information network and two vegetable collection and wholesale centres. Twinning support for the project is provided by the Finnish Garden Women’s Association.

13585 beneficiaries 1 222 farmers linked to traders

30% reduction in vegetable and fruit zibar imports from mainland Tanzania to Zan alled 2 solar-powered irrigation systems inst

Njombe Agricultural Development Organization, with the twinning support from ProAgria Oulu, is implementing a project that aims to improve farmers’ access to agricultural inputs such as seeds, fertilizers and advisory services and to improve the access to seed potato and ware potato markets. Farmers have received training on sustainable agriculture practices and have been linked with potato buyers. NADO also provides services to the Private Forestry Programme and retails seed potatoes grown by its members.

50 demonstration plots established 7500 beneficiaries 11 potato seed storages constructed 1500 farmers linked to seed growers

increasing 50% improvement in potato harvest, from 10 tons to 20 tons per hectare

LEENA LUOTO

Seed Potato Growers competence building

TA N Z A N I A Dar es Salaam

Continued Twinning Support to Smallholders’ Forestry Organizations in the Iringa Region Project partner UWAMIMA strives to improve its members’ incomes and social capital in a project that has been on-going since 2012. Tree planting is a core economic activity of the project that other income generating activities and training complement. Farmers have been trained in forestry management, forestry extension services and use of improved seeds. UWAMIMA members have also started

to plant avocado and produce honey, resulting in increased household incomes. A marketing network and a collection centre, with a cooling system, have been established for avocado marketing. Participation of women has increased and are active in different committees of UWAMIMA. The twinning partner for the project is PäijätHäme Forest Management Association.

176 123 seeds of different tree species 438 beneficiaries

raised


Tanzania The Zanzibar Horticulture Linkage Project The Zanzibar Horticulture Linkage Project aims to improve livelihoods and enhance food and nutrition security of smallholder horticultural growers in Zanzibar. It is implemented by Tanzania Horticultural Association (TAHA) and the projects focus is the development of climate-smart value chains that strengthen the horticultural sector in Zanzibar. TAHA has established contracts with several local hotels and its farmers are now selling their vegetables to hotels. New seedling nurseries have been established and solar powered water pumps installed, thus reducing farmers’ irrigation costs. Farmers’ access to markets have been improved by establishing a market information network and two vegetable collection and wholesale centres. Twinning support for the project is provided by the Finnish Garden Women’s Association.

13585 beneficiaries 1 222 farmers linked to traders

30% reduction in vegetable and fruit zibar imports from mainland Tanzania to Zan alled 2 solar-powered irrigation systems inst

Njombe Agricultural Development Organization, with the twinning support from ProAgria Oulu, is implementing a project that aims to improve farmers’ access to agricultural inputs such as seeds, fertilizers and advisory services and to improve the access to seed potato and ware potato markets. Farmers have received training on sustainable agriculture practices and have been linked with potato buyers. NADO also provides services to the Private Forestry Programme and retails seed potatoes grown by its members.

50 demonstration plots established 7500 beneficiaries 11 potato seed storages constructed 1500 farmers linked to seed growers

increasing 50% improvement in potato harvest, from 10 tons to 20 tons per hectare

LEENA LUOTO

Seed Potato Growers competence building

TA N Z A N I A Dar es Salaam

Continued Twinning Support to Smallholders’ Forestry Organizations in the Iringa Region Project partner UWAMIMA strives to improve its members’ incomes and social capital in a project that has been on-going since 2012. Tree planting is a core economic activity of the project that other income generating activities and training complement. Farmers have been trained in forestry management, forestry extension services and use of improved seeds. UWAMIMA members have also started

to plant avocado and produce honey, resulting in increased household incomes. A marketing network and a collection centre, with a cooling system, have been established for avocado marketing. Participation of women has increased and are active in different committees of UWAMIMA. The twinning partner for the project is PäijätHäme Forest Management Association.

176 123 seeds of different tree species 438 beneficiaries

raised


Mozambique Strengthening producers’ cooperative to improve rural livelihoods and support value chain development FFD has been collaborating with AKA, a cooperative alliance composed of 11 cooperatives, since the end of 2015. Joutsenten Reitti Association delivers twinning support to the project that aims at strengthening the governance and organizational capacity of the alliance and to improve farmers’ business development and market access. Internal rules of AKA have been established and an information and communication system has been installed, through which market information is diffused. A machine centre, equipped with agriculture machines and equipment, was installed and AKA began providing services to its members against small fees.

2750 individual cooperative members 85% of the members received timely market information through the market information system using the 200 hectare of land was ploughed by services of AKA’s machine centre

Zambia

MOZAMBIQUE

Strengthening district level economic activities related to forestry FFD, with the twinning support of Forest Management Association of Central-Finland, supports local forestry groups with a project that started at the beginning of 2017 and is implemented in two districts in the Copperbelt. The project aims to include various ways of allocating land for trees – from planning woodlots and live fences to the management of indigenous woodlands. In addition to protecting the environment and mitigating climate change, the project expects forestry to generate income for farmers. Training on sustainable management of indigenous forests and business planning has been provided.

ZAMBIA

Lusaka Maputo

* 2017

SOFIA ITÄMÄKI

100 farmers trained on forestry hed * 12 forestry management plan establis


Mozambique Strengthening producers’ cooperative to improve rural livelihoods and support value chain development FFD has been collaborating with AKA, a cooperative alliance composed of 11 cooperatives, since the end of 2015. Joutsenten Reitti Association delivers twinning support to the project that aims at strengthening the governance and organizational capacity of the alliance and to improve farmers’ business development and market access. Internal rules of AKA have been established and an information and communication system has been installed, through which market information is diffused. A machine centre, equipped with agriculture machines and equipment, was installed and AKA began providing services to its members against small fees.

2750 individual cooperative members 85% of the members received timely market information through the market information system using the 200 hectare of land was ploughed by services of AKA’s machine centre

Zambia

MOZAMBIQUE

Strengthening district level economic activities related to forestry FFD, with the twinning support of Forest Management Association of Central-Finland, supports local forestry groups with a project that started at the beginning of 2017 and is implemented in two districts in the Copperbelt. The project aims to include various ways of allocating land for trees – from planning woodlots and live fences to the management of indigenous woodlands. In addition to protecting the environment and mitigating climate change, the project expects forestry to generate income for farmers. Training on sustainable management of indigenous forests and business planning has been provided.

ZAMBIA

Lusaka Maputo

* 2017

SOFIA ITÄMÄKI

100 farmers trained on forestry hed * 12 forestry management plan establis


Nepal Empowering women’s fish farming in Nepal

TIINA HUVIO

The project promotes fish-farming among women in the Chitwan and Nawalparasi districts in Nepal. The project has successfully increased sustainable processing, decreased postharvest losses and improved product quality by providing integrated services to individual farmers and cooperatives. The area covered by fish ponds has increased; the majority of fish farmers now have three to four ponds compared with only owning a single pond at the beginning of the project. A fish shop has been established by the cooperative, providing a marketing channel for the farmers. The project integrated fish farming with pig farming and vegetable cultivation for additional income and the nutrition level of the families, especially women and children, has improved. A study conducted revealed that for every euro spent for the project, yielded a 0,34 euro profit. The twinning partner for the project is the Finnish Fish Farmers Association.

VIETNAM Hanoi

Vietnam

2830 direct beneficiaries annually 4 tonnes of fish harvested per hectare much 60% of families now consume twice as carp and vegetables 70% of farmers grow vegetables in a systematic way

N E PA L Kathmandu

Support cooperative strategy for promoting community forestry as economic activity FFD and the twinning organisation Savotta Forest Management Association, support community forest user groups in sustainable forest management and organisational strengthening in Dang, Nepal. Group members have received training on forest management, wood treatment and silviculture practises. Demonstration plots were established and a market database has been conducted in order to improve the marketing of timber. Group members and other villagers are now planting trees and non-timber forest products, such as bamboo and broom grass, on the community land as well as on their private land.

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9 community forest user groups suppor 10 400 beneficiaries 1435 hectare of forest land managed through community groups 110 000 tree seedlings planted

Support to Smallholders thriving for forest certification

8 cooperatives involved 1900 number of households involved in the project 36 500 beneficiaries of the project

1,2 million seedlings produced by tree nurseries

ANU SANDELIN

The project supports 3 provincial cooperative alliances responsible for the implementation of the project, Thue Thien Hue Cooperative Alliance, Quang Ngai Cooperative Alliance and Phu Yen Cooperative Alliance. The objective of the project is to support the creation of member-based organizations that provide services to smallholder forest owners based on the experiences gained and the promotion of PEFC forest certification. The PEFC forest certification model supports the increase in value of wood products. Depending on the cooperative, 14 – 50 % of farmers’ annual net income is derived from forestry. Savotta Forest Management Association provides twinning support to the Vietnamese cooperatives.


Nepal Empowering women’s fish farming in Nepal

TIINA HUVIO

The project promotes fish-farming among women in the Chitwan and Nawalparasi districts in Nepal. The project has successfully increased sustainable processing, decreased postharvest losses and improved product quality by providing integrated services to individual farmers and cooperatives. The area covered by fish ponds has increased; the majority of fish farmers now have three to four ponds compared with only owning a single pond at the beginning of the project. A fish shop has been established by the cooperative, providing a marketing channel for the farmers. The project integrated fish farming with pig farming and vegetable cultivation for additional income and the nutrition level of the families, especially women and children, has improved. A study conducted revealed that for every euro spent for the project, yielded a 0,34 euro profit. The twinning partner for the project is the Finnish Fish Farmers Association.

VIETNAM Hanoi

Vietnam

2830 direct beneficiaries annually 4 tonnes of fish harvested per hectare much 60% of families now consume twice as carp and vegetables 70% of farmers grow vegetables in a systematic way

N E PA L Kathmandu

Support cooperative strategy for promoting community forestry as economic activity FFD and the twinning organisation Savotta Forest Management Association, support community forest user groups in sustainable forest management and organisational strengthening in Dang, Nepal. Group members have received training on forest management, wood treatment and silviculture practises. Demonstration plots were established and a market database has been conducted in order to improve the marketing of timber. Group members and other villagers are now planting trees and non-timber forest products, such as bamboo and broom grass, on the community land as well as on their private land.

ted

9 community forest user groups suppor 10 400 beneficiaries 1435 hectare of forest land managed through community groups 110 000 tree seedlings planted

Support to Smallholders thriving for forest certification

8 cooperatives involved 1900 number of households involved in the project 36 500 beneficiaries of the project

1,2 million seedlings produced by tree nurseries

ANU SANDELIN

The project supports 3 provincial cooperative alliances responsible for the implementation of the project, Thue Thien Hue Cooperative Alliance, Quang Ngai Cooperative Alliance and Phu Yen Cooperative Alliance. The objective of the project is to support the creation of member-based organizations that provide services to smallholder forest owners based on the experiences gained and the promotion of PEFC forest certification. The PEFC forest certification model supports the increase in value of wood products. Depending on the cooperative, 14 – 50 % of farmers’ annual net income is derived from forestry. Savotta Forest Management Association provides twinning support to the Vietnamese cooperatives.


Nicaragua Promoting Climate-Smart Agriculture in the Arid Zones of Nicaragua and Honduras

NICARAGUA

530 households included

20 100 coffee plants cultivated 2500 fruit seedlings planted

Managua COMJERUMA

FFD is supporting the promotion of climatesmart agriculture in the arid zones of Northern Nicaragua which is among the most affected areas to climate change. The project started in October 2016, with the objective of developing climate-smart value chains and to adapt sustainable farming techniques. The project is implemented by COMJERUMA and COSMUDESOM cooperatives. Honey production has started and training on climate-smart agriculture have been organized. The project focuses on establishing businesses that contribute to the mitigation of and adaptation to climate change. These activities include the production of fruit trees, shadegrowing and reforestation to improve protection of water sources. The project supplies agroecological technology and new, rust-resistant variety of seeds for coffee and grain production. Twinning support is provided by MTK- Helsinki.


Nicaragua Promoting Climate-Smart Agriculture in the Arid Zones of Nicaragua and Honduras

NICARAGUA

530 households included

20 100 coffee plants cultivated 2500 fruit seedlings planted

Managua COMJERUMA

FFD is supporting the promotion of climatesmart agriculture in the arid zones of Northern Nicaragua which is among the most affected areas to climate change. The project started in October 2016, with the objective of developing climate-smart value chains and to adapt sustainable farming techniques. The project is implemented by COMJERUMA and COSMUDESOM cooperatives. Honey production has started and training on climate-smart agriculture have been organized. The project focuses on establishing businesses that contribute to the mitigation of and adaptation to climate change. These activities include the production of fruit trees, shadegrowing and reforestation to improve protection of water sources. The project supplies agroecological technology and new, rust-resistant variety of seeds for coffee and grain production. Twinning support is provided by MTK- Helsinki.


CONTACTS: FFD c/o MTK PL510 FI-00101 Helsinki Finland

More information on FFD at: www.mtk.fi/ffd-english

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FFD brochure 2016  

FFD's activities and results of 2016

FFD brochure 2016  

FFD's activities and results of 2016

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