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When Projects Close: Lessons Learned from an Ex-Post Study

Ilisa Gertner | Caryl Merten
March 29, 2019
4 Minute Read
An ex-post study of project impact can inform future programming and validate development approaches. But, what factors should implementors consider when planning such studies? Ilisa Gertner and Caryl Merten share their recent ex-post experience.
Garron Hansen

News: Chemonics Welcomes New Agriculture and Food Security Practice Director


March 21, 2019
2 Minute Read
Garron Hansen will lead Chemonics’ efforts to facilitate inclusive market system development while improving nutrition outcomes and climate-smart agriculture practices.
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News: Chemonics’ Senior Vice President Philip DeCosse Discusses Food Security and Resilience in Nigeria at CSIS Event


February 14, 2019
2 Minute Read
Senior Vice President Philip DeCosse represented Chemonics at Center for Strategic and International Studies’ event launching report on food and nutrition security in Nigeria.
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Tracking Distortions Versus Designing for Disruption

Spencer Parsons
November 1, 2018
2 Minute Read
Humanitarian professionals track market distortions to try to mitigate their effects. Meanwhile, development practitioners have been known to design market disruptions to innovate. But, whether you’re tracking distortions or designing for disruptions, monitoring and evaluation are crucial.

Drones Present Modern Solution for Heritage Wine Industry

Olesea Galusca | Alexei Burciu
October 2, 2018
2 Minute Read
From detecting vine infection to providing more reliable data, pilot demonstrates the many ways drone technology can safeguard vineyards in Moldova and around the world.

Securing our Future: Partnerships for Youth

Prince Owusu
September 18, 2018
3 Minute Read
How can we use the resources of public-private partnerships to solve youth unemployment and position young people to tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges – in agriculture, natural resources, tourism, and more?

A Resilience Sentinel Network for the Horn of Africa

Philip DeCosse
September 4, 2018
3 Minute Read
How can we address urgent challenges to food security and measure resilience to shocks in the horn of Africa? Philip DeCosse looks at the possibility of building a "resilience sentinel network."

Supporting Healthy Digital Platform Competition in the Georgian Agriculture Market

Melissa Benn
August 16, 2018
3 Minute Read
What is the role of technology in creating viable, sustainable markets? In Georgia, one project is using innovative digital solutions to transform the agricultural value chain and empower local actors to reach their full potential.
Women meet as part of a community savings group in Colombia.

Value Chain Finance with a Digital Twist

Heather Joffe Reyes
June 12, 2018
4 Minute Read
Banks and microfinance institutions have long struggled to reach rural clients with traditional methods. Heather Joffe Reyes explores an approach that blends agricultural value chain financing with digital services to ensure rural communities in Colombia can access the financial services that they need.