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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.

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?

From the Philippines to Colombia: Three Insights to Bridge the Usage Gap in Financial Services

Lauren Redfield
June 28, 2018
4 Minute Read
Less than 5 percent of payments in emerging economies are digital. In this post, Lauren Redfield shows how tactics to boost the use of digital financial services in the Philippines could be applied elsewhere.
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.
A village agent tests the quality of a farmer's harvest.

4 Best Practices to Make Agriculture Insurance More Available and Affordable

Peter Nash
May 29, 2018
3 Minute Read
Agriculture insurance is a critical tool to help farmers mitigate risk, but expanding access to it is no small challenge. Expert Peter Nash shares four best practices from Uganda that are in line with a newly released guide from Feed the Future.
Currency from different countries

Making Development Dollars Go Further

Spencer Parsons | Gabriel Gonzalez-Kreisberg
January 23, 2018
4 Minute Read
It will require an extra $2.5 trillion to achieve the SDGs. Can the development community find creative ways to fill that gap?

News: Chemonics at Evaluation 2017

October 31, 2017
2 Minute Read
At the American Evaluation Association’s annual conference in Washington, D.C., Chemonics experts explore the impact of evaluation practices around the world.