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Technical Assistance for Enhanced Maize and Vegetable Production in Support of Smallholder Farmers - TCP/SWA/3707








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    Enhancing Sweet Potato Commercialization in the Kingdom Of Eswatini - TCP/SWA/3503 2019
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    Despite its favourable climate and good soils, which allow for food production all year round, the Kingdom of Eswatini is a net importer of nearly all crops and livestock. In the face of rising food prices and climate change, the Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini is focused on addressing the lack of food self-sufficiency and high import bill. Promoting crop diversification and commercialization of smallholder agriculture is one of the strategies the Government is taking. This project aimed to enhance food, nutrition and livelihoods security among farmers and farmers’ groups by enhancing the volume and increasing the marketing of commercially produced sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes were selected because they are easy to grow, require few inputs and tend to be relatively drought resistant. In addition, many smallholders were also already growing the crop and processing groups could be easily established
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    Enhancing Livelihoods of Vegetable Growers in Mongolia through Sustainable Growth of Vegetable Sector - GCP/MON/023/SWI 2023
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    Despite steadily growing production and consumption, the vegetable sector was not self-sufficient in Mongolia. The sector was affected by challenges in production, storage, processing, marketing, and the legal framework. Ensuring farmers’ access to quality, affordable seeds and planting materials of the most suitable crop varieties was essential to improve food security and nutrition, as well as the livelihoods of farming communities. However, the absence of appropriate legislation limited the country’s ability to provide smallholders with adequate access to quality seeds of the crops most suited to their farming systems, contexts and needs. In addition, although the application of good agricultural practices (GAP) was mandatory for all vegetable producers in Mongolia, vegetable producers did not appear to be aware of this requirement. It was therefore necessary to provide capacity building for GAP certification bodies, auditors, field workers, and farm assurers, to ensure that GAP were embedded as an integral part of the country’s vegetable farming system. Against this background, the project aimed to enhance the legal environment for the agriculture sector and organic food and to strengthen stakeholders’ capacities to implement GAP.
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    Vegetable protective cropping and contractual farming in Samoa 2018
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    Agriculture is a critical component of the Samoan economy with more than 97% of households participating in some form of agricultural production, and 19% being reliant on the sector for their key source of income (SBS, 2016). The vast majority of Samoa’s agricultural production is based on horticultural crops grown for subsistence or home consumption, with only around 4.4% of households producing crops for sale (SBS, 2016). The 2009 Samoan Fruit and Vegetable Strategy created much needed focus, leading to several horticultural enterprise development initiatives. Poutasi Gardens is one of the few initiatives that combes production intensification, an emphasis of sustainable production practice, co-operative based community engagement, innovative market development, and sound postharvest handling practice. In this case study, we discuss the challenges that Poutasi Gardens needed to overcome, the benefits of adopting a more holistic approach to smallholder farming development, and key learnings. Established in 2009, Poutasi Gardens is a community-based farm enterprise that employs intensive and protective cropping production practices to produce leafy vegetables and herbs. The community impact gleaned from Poutasi Gardens is more that just economic benefit.

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