Global Landscapes forum
Change by Exchange works with the Global Landscapes Forum to improve engagement and knowledge creation at conferences and events, including the Global Landscapes Forum: The Investment Case, London, June 2016, and Global Landscapes Forum, Morocco, October 2016.
CANROP - MARKET ACCESS DRIVEN COMMUNICATIONS AND PR DEVELOPMENT
The Caribbean Network of Rural Women Producers (CANROP) has been following a pathway to improve its communications and marketing skills through a series of workshops and trainings. The outputs of this plan has resulted in the development of a clear and focused Communications and PR strategy for the networks, as well as the adoption and use of new tools for communicating.
Change by Exchange has been working with CANROP along this process providing trainings and capacity assistance, tools and developing communications content for CANROP. With the support of IICA and CTA, Change by Exchange is working to increase awareness, market access, and access to resource for CANROP and its members as well as improve internal communication.
See our work with CANROP at www.CANROP.com and featured in the Guyana Times.
INTEGRATING GENDER AND TRADE IN THE CARIBBEAN
To further our interaction with CANROP and the Caribbean Region, We played a key role in assisting and facilitating a workshop run by the Caribbean Development Bank on greater integrating gender and trade. Our team presented on the role of niche products, industries and women's groups in increasing women's role in trade. Representatives from governments throughout the Caribbean developed gained a greater understanding of the positive role greater gender inclusion can having in boosting trade. Participants generated real projects to further this aim through the workshop.
Read more about the workshop here
HOME GROWN SCHOOL FEEDING
David Thomas - Change by Exchange Founder and Director - has been working with Imperial College and the Partnership of Child Development working on home grown school meal provision in east Africa. The work has sort to provide a business perspective to efforts looking at integrating local agriculture production to the provision of school meals.
Key outputs produced by David include
- Costing Analysis of School Health and Nutrition Programmes: ESHI Case study
- Technical Development Plan for Home Grown School Feeding - Zanzibar (leading to programme launch)
EVOUCHER PROGRAMME FOR INPUT SUPPLY - ETHIOPIA
Small holder producers having greater access to inputs is a key to their improved income. Change by Exchange has worked with the Agriculture Transformation Agency and Apposit LLC to develop change management materials for an electronic voucher system for purchasing vouchers. The system provides improved access for thousands of farmers and small producers to agriculture inputs using mobile and near field communication technology.
We developed the training and change management materials and process for the project which is expanding to multiple regions and thousands of farmers in Ethiopia. The impact of the scheme in improving market access to a wide number of farmers is enormous.