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Viable or Premature? Contract Farming, Smallholder High-value Agriculture, and Household Welfare in Kenya

This case study describes the rationale for contract farming, the implementation of the intervention, the impact achieved, and lessons learned. This will be useful for stakeholders considering implementing similar strategies. The two interventions involved the production and marketing of mango and avocado through contract farming in Kenya.

Myanmar’s Tour Guide Industry: Opportunities for Tourism-Led Poverty Reduction

This report investigates and maps the current tour guide situation in Myanmar. Capacity issues, gaps, strengths, challenges and opportunities are identified and market change for the poor is discussed with examples of how tourism can produce direct, indirect and dynamic effects.

TERMS OF REFERENCE: KENYA TEA SWAPS MARKET LEAD

BIF is recruiting a Market Lead to join the Kenya Tea Swaps Project team. The project focus is on designing and piloting the use of swaps as a mechanism to purchase tea at the Mombasa auction. The market lead would be responsible for running campaigns to identify and communicate with key stakeholders in the tea industry to ensure that they are bought-in to the concept of tea swaps.

Terms of Reference: High-Value Agriculture Finance Lead

BIF is recruiting a HVA Finance Lead to work alongside the HVA Technical Lead and BIF Kenya team; responsible for providing technical expertise on financing for agricultural supply chains.

Terms of reference: High-Value Agriculture Technical Lead

BIF is recruiting a HVA Technical Lead to work alongside the BIF Kenya team; responsible for providing technical direction and the development of HVA interventions inline with the market strategy.

Assessment of the Malting Barley Market System in Ethiopia

BIF undertook a 'rapid' assessment of the malting barley market in Ethiopia to identify areas of under-performance that constrain smallholder farmers' benefits from the market and that can be addressed through private sector investment.

Terms of Reference: PSD Analyst, Myanmar

BIF Myanmar is recruiting for a Private Sector Development (PSD) Analyst to conduct an assignment in the tourism sector.

Do No Harm Toolkit for the Tourism Industry [Myanmar Language]

This toolkit presents a background to conflict, peace and Do No Harm in the context of the tourism sector, followed by practical analysis templates to help tour operators and companies approach their business activities in a manner that promotes positive relationships with, and limits the risks of causing harm to, local people and places.

Business Partnerships Fund Summary

A two-page summary of the Business Partnerships Fund including an overview of the different funding windows, eligibility criteria and how to apply.

Improving Profitability & Worker Welfare in Myanmar Garment Factories [Myanmar Language]

During 2015 and 2016, BIF provided Human Resources (HR) and productivity training and consultancy to five garment factories in the Yangon region. This paper describes the rationale for providing the training, how the training was carried out, the positive impacts achieved, as well as the lessons learned – these will be especially useful for factory owners and managers considering implementing similar training in their factories.

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