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Models for Scale

When Sequencing Matters: Why We Changed our Theory of Change

Wed, March 30, 2016
Leanne Rasmussen
Manager, Private Sector Development
Why one agricultural inputs activity revised their change theory to prioritize and sequence interventions.

Seeking Indicators of System Health

Mon, February 22, 2016
Michael Field
Let's rethink how projects should be evaluated in the context of systems thinking.

Unintended Consequences of Scale

Tue, February 16, 2016
Michael Field
Interested in market systems thinking? Don't miss this post!

Notes from SEEP 2015 - Some Thoughts on Building Resilience in Agricultural Systems: What Works?

Mon, October 26, 2015
Dana James
Project Coordinator
Feed the Future Knowledge-Driven Agricultural Development Project
What matters when working to build resilience for smallholders, and what works? Read this post highlighting insights from the SEEP 2015 conference to find out.

Development Digest: Highlights from the Microlinks and Agrilinks Joint Seminar on Ag Insurance, Risk, and Resilience

Fri, April 24, 2015
Dana James
Project Coordinator
On April 23, Microlinks and Agrilinks hosted a joint seminar titled "Realizing Rural Resilience and Inclusive Growth by Reducing Risk: Is Agricultural Insurance the Key?" This post pulls out some of the highlights from the informative discussion.

Do We Need a Different Investment Plan for Agricultural SMEs?

Wed, February 11, 2015
Geoffrey Chalmers
Managing Director
ACDI/VOCA
How does one make sense of a messy and chaotic agricultural small and medium enterprise landscape? Check out these insights from Malawi.

Implications of Market Systems for Project Design

Tue, December 2, 2014
Jeanne Downing
Independent Consultant and Market Systems Specialist
Jeanne Downing explores her interest in two market systems design activities: the analysis of the problem upfront and dynamic programming.