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Stakeholder Workshop Insights: Research progress in the beans and maize value chains of Honduras and future research opportunities

Dec 31st, 2023 • by Mirian Colindres and Byron Reyes

Common beans and maize are an important part of the diet of Hondurans and are the two main staple grains consumed in the country. A team from the Rethinking Food Markets Initiative hosted a half-day workshop with stakeholders in Tegucigalpa on November 29, 2023, to present research progress on two components: the production and marketing component, and the food processing industry component.

Webinar insights: Opportunities and challenges of upgrading shrimp value chains through smallholder clusters in Bangladesh

Dec 6th, 2023 • by Vi Nguyen

Shrimp is Bangladesh’s main agricultural export and a substantial source of income and employment. However, global supermarket supply chains require traceability and certification systems that are challenging for many small-scale farms to meet. Can organizing farms into clusters overcome this challenge? 

Bangladesh’s shrimp production and exports have been in steady decline in recent years. Most shrimp exports from Bangladesh are used by niche food markets in Europe, but there is rising interest to enter global supermarket supply chains as these can be more profitable. 

Rethinking Food Markets Initiative: Stakeholders Workshop in Nigeria

Jan 31st, 2023 • by Omobolanle Onilogbo

The CGIAR Initiative on ‘Rethinking Food Markets1 led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), organized a two-day (12-13 Dec. 2022) stakeholders workshop in Abuja, Nigeria. The workshop aims to engage with key stakeholders to kick-start the co-designing of innovations and interventions in ‘Food Markets and Value Chains’ to enhance employment opportunities and increase income for smallholders and SMEs along the agri-food value chains in Nigeria.