Articles by Simon Crittle
An Agricultural Value Chain Bears Fruit: How Adopting a New Crop Helped Boost the Prosperity and Climate Resilience of Cambodian Farmers
Improving the performance of agricultural value chains will be crucial to emerging countries' efforts to end poverty and hunger, boost shared prosperity, and adapt to climate change. To that end, an iDE program is supporting Cambodian farmers as they transition to growing melons and other new crops, by helping to build market systems that support the sale of these products. Simon Crittle at iDE explores how the program is enabling farmers to navigate changes in the market — and in the climate.
Empowering Women to Fight Climate Change: A Program in Zambia Shows How Smallholder Farmers Can Lead the Way
Southern Africa has faced persistent drought, erratic rainfall and other consequences of climate change. And as Simon Crittle at International Development Enterprises (iDE) explains, women are disproportionately impacted by these challenges. He discusses an iDE program that trains farmers in Zambia to sell climate-smart agricultural inputs and services to their fellow smallholders — an initiative that it demonstrates the impact market-based interventions can have in preparing women farmers to play a leading role in addressing the climate crisis.