Overcoming key challenges of smallholder coffee farmers in Tanzania
Genesis was contracted to conduct the final evaluation of a Tanzanian project of International Coffee Partners (ICP), an initiative by eight leading European coffee companies whose vision is to improve smallholder coffee farmers’ livelihoods
Addressing food security in a global pandemic
Genesis Analytics, through the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), advised the Solidarity Fund on if, and how, it could support a sustainable food production intervention that addressed the persistent experience of hunger by the most vulnerable households in South Africa (which has been aggravated by COVID-19).
Ensuring the greatest impact of COVID relief funds in SA
The Solidarity Fund was set up in March 2020 to fund a range of initiatives that addressed the COVID-19 crisis in South Africa. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) funded Genesis Analytics to provide extensive and wide-ranging technical support for the fund to ensure that the investments made by the fund had the greatest possible impact.
Building a transformational approach to impact for Sappi
Sappi, with its long-standing commitment to sustainability, needed a coherent strategy to further scale business and societal value creation. An important consideration, as one of the country’s largest land owners, was its relationship with rural communities.
Genesis supports Uganda with strategy to capitalise on 4IR to drive growth
Genesis is providing technical support to Uganda's Presidential Taskforce on the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) to formulate a national 4IR strategy to guide the country on areas where 4IR technology can be domesticated to achieve development objectives.
A toolkit to support food loss and waste reduction initiatives
Genesis was contracted by the Rockefeller Foundation to unpack the learnings from the YieldWise programme in Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania and package these in an accessible toolkit, serving as a “how to do guide” for informing investments in food loss and waste reduction.
Evaluating ILO job creation project for Syrian refugees and Jordanians
Genesis conducted the final evaluation of an ILO's project to support Syrian refugees' and Jordanians' access to “green work” in the agriculture sector using an employment-intensive method. Its goal was to promote better living conditions for Syrian refugees and Jordanians through increased decent work in the agricultural sector and an improved environment.
Designing a shared-value agri fund to finance rural land reform
Land reform is the most pressing and emotional political issue in South Africa. Genesis Analytics was approached by a banking client to design a solution to support rural land reform and to transform the farming sector. The purpose of the fund was to support the transformation of sustainable large-scale commercial agricultural businesses owned by black South Africans.
Genesis evaluates effectiveness of rural finance learning partner
Genesis was appointed to conduct the mid-term evaluation of the Rural and Agricultural Finance Learning Lab established by the Mastercard Foundation as the official learning partner to the Fund for Rural Prosperity (FRP) and their grantees.
Feasibiliy of SME soy-based food processing in Mozambique
Genesis was contracted by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) to conduct a feasibility study in Mozambique to determine strategies that would foster the widespread adoption of soybean processing at SME level and consumption at household level.
Digital-credit scoring tool to expand credit to MSMEs
Genesis has proposed the development of a digital-credit scoring tool for micro, small and medium enterprise lending in Zimbabwe. The tool will be developed to enable financial service providers to lend to previously excluded entrepreneurs and MSMEs across a number of economic sectors using alternative data and non-traditional sources of data.
Seed strategy to increase output of smallholder farmers
Genesis developed a seed business-development strategy for the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) as a tool that will guide, orient and define expected outputs in how the project interacts and collaborates with seed stakeholders in Mozambique.
Mid-term review of project to support agri-finance innovation
Genesis was contracted to conduct a mid-term evaluation of the Financial Inclusion for Smallholder Farmers in Africa Project, which is aimed at improving food security and incomes of over 700 000 smallholder farmers in Ghana, Kenya and Tanzania.
Enterprise project tests rural youth employment plan
TechnoServe commissioned evaluations of their Strengthening Rural Youth Development through Enterprise (STRYDE) programme to understand their impact, learn from the implementation of both phases, and test the sustainability of their roll-out model.
Cases show way for climate-smart farming in Zimbabwe
Seven successful cases of climate-smart agriculture (CSA) in Zimbabwe, documented by Genesis, are to be included in a manual being written for the country’s eight agricultural colleges. Genesis was contracted by Vuna, a regional DFID-funded programme on CSA to document these cases.
Expert advice on dumping of poultry in SA market
Genesis has become an important source of independent analysis and advice to the South African Poultry Association (SAPA) and, through these engagements, also to decision-makers in South Africa’s International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC), the Department of Trade and Industry (the DTI) and the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF).
Developing market links for smallholder farmers
Genesis worked with the TGVCI Farmer Support and Linkages project to link smallholder farmers to established retail markets through emerging commercial farming hubs that act as collection, standardisation and distribution points of product, as well as a source of inputs, market information, technical advice and training.
Plan to create 45 000 jobs in Ethiopia
Ethiopia has witnessed rapid economic growth with real gross domestic product (GDP) growth averaging 10.9% between 2004 and 2014. Enterprise Partners employed Genesis to provide technical support in their programme to further bolster growth over the next six years through integrating the poor, especially women, in sustainable economic enterprises that create jobs and improve incomes.
Raising incomes by 50% in Niger Delta
Genesis was employed to provide market systems development advisory services to DFID's programme in the Niger Delta, which is Nigeria’s second poorest region and where the concentration of oil industries has created wage and commodities inflation, raising the cost of living and intensifying poverty among the poor.
Analysis of additional protective measures for SA Sugar Association
The South African Sugar Association (SASA) asked Genesis to assist by examining a concern expressed by the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) that SASA’s application for increased protection against imported sugar would harm consumers.
Access to finance for 12 000 small-scale farmers
Genesis was commissioned by the Zimbabwe Agricultural Development Trust (ZADT) to develop and pilot financial products suitable for direct access by smallholder farmers. Small-scale farming is the backbone of the rural livelihoods in Zimbabwe but the farmers often struggle to access finance for agricultural production, locking them into low input- low output production models
Working models for inclusive agricultural business
Genesis applied its experience in value chain analysis to determine which South African agricultural value chains presented the highest potential inclusive business models for international donor organisation, GIZ. Three value chains were selected, and their inclusive business model design investigated to identify what type of facilitation efforts GIZ could adopt to support model replication and scaling.