Posted by: Cathelijne van Melle, Senior Consultant, and Kristóf Rácz, Senior Analyst, Sustainable Business Practices
Community of Soy Producers and Processors in Northern Benin
Over the course of its final year, Enclude is partnering with ICCO to evaluate the Fair Economic Development (FED) programme. The FED is a worldwide programme that aims to improve the socio-economic position of small producers, workers, employees, and local entrepreneurs in rural areas of developing countries through market mechanisms that are fair, social, ecologically sustainable and economically viable. Between 2011 and 2014, through its FED programme, ICCO has funded 495 projects valued at approximately EUR 50 million worldwide. The main focus of the evaluation is to determine whether the objectives of the programme have been reached and what lessons can be applied to ICCO’s multi-annual strategic plan for the period after 2015.
Over the course of the evaluation, the Enclude team has visited 20 FED projects and interviewed 100 stakeholders in Paraguay, Benin, Burkina Faso, Rwanda and the Philippines.
Smallholder Farmer in Paraguay
Organic Lemon Grass Producer in Paraguay