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Mark Lundy

Mark Lundy is a Senior Researcher at CIAT, in Cali, Colombia. His work focuses on rural enterprise development with smallholder farmers and includes topics such as the establishment of learning networks to increase NGO and farmer capacities for enterprise development, how private companies can better partner with smallholder farmers, the role of public and donor agencies in supporting better market linkages and how to establish and sustain effective trading relationships between buyers and smallholder farmers that add business value while reducing rural poverty. Mark is lead author of a series of guides on participatory rural enterprise development and an active participant in the Sustainable Food Lab and other multi-stakeholder forums focused on sustainability and smallholder inclusion in Latin America and Africa. He holds a B.A. in International Relations, an M.A. in Latin American Studies and a M.Sc. in Community and Regional Planning.

Intentional partnership: CRS and CIAT get ready for a more strategic and broader collaboration to increase impact

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Ghana workshop on climate smart cocoa a success

Climate change in cocoa in Ghana is a serious issue for all value chain actors. This was highlighted by the wide interest and support at the kick-off Read more...

Building climate resilient cocoa value chains in Ghana

One of the challenges facing Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) is scale. There are many pilots of CSA practices that are effective locally but lack mech Read more...

Successful Learning Alliance meeting wraps up in Morocco

In collaboration with colleagues from CIAT’s sister center ICARDA we have just finished a second workshop to test the learning alliance framewor Read more...

Final workshop report: SADU Laos

After sharing insights from market access work in Laos both in the form of text and video as well as inputs from similar work from Vietnam, we are hap Read more...

Videos on Laos market access work

One of the products from the recent SADU wrap-up workshop in Vientiane, Laos was a video highlighting the lessons learned from the final phase of the Read more...

Update on market linkages in Vietnam: 2 years later

In addition to the finalization of the SADU project in Laos which we mentioned earlier this week, CIAT also conducted similar work in the uplands of V Read more...

Costco presents lessons learned with CIAT at the World Bank

Costco: Investing in Sustainable Agriculture Partnership for Better Human Development Outcomes Ms. Sheri Flies, who won the James Beard Award (the equ Read more...

Advances in market linkages in Laos

The agricultural sector in Laos has changed dramatically over the past decade. A relatively short time ago subsistence-based farming dominated, especi Read more...

Municipal governments and economic development in Nicaragua

Our partners at CRS Nicaragua recently released a video showing the connection between economic development and municipal governments. Key lessons tha Read more...

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