Heifer International - 2016 Central America Summit

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Heifer International - 2016 Central America Summit
2016 Central America Summit
Dr. Oscar Castañeda
Vice President of the Americas
Heifer International
Roundtable Discussion on Farmer’s Perspective
HEIFER
INTERNATIONAL
Oscar Castañeda Samayoa
VP Americas
2016 CENTRAL AMERICA SUMMIT
FORGING A VIABLE FUTURE
Wed. June 29, 2016
“Not a cup,
but a cow.”
-Dan West
OUR HISTORY
Donors
450,000+
BY THE NUMBERS
GOAL
258
US Staff
26 countries
674
International
Staff
100
Projects
in
4 million
families
out of
poverty
by 2020
OUR APPROACH
VALUES-LED
COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT
We believe in the
power of personal change
and emphasize women’s
empowerment and social
capital-building.
UNPARALLELED
EXPERTISE AND
CONNECTIONS
ON-THE-GROUND
Our people are skilled
agronomists and development
specialists, and we have a
unique, demonstrated ability
to cultivate local relationships
in the field.
SUSTAINABLE
AGRICULTURE
DEVELOPMENT
Our focus and expertise
is small-scale farmer
mobilization and productivity
enhancement.
WHERE WE WORK
 GANASOL:
Livestock and Sustainable Agriculture
on Latin American Hillsides
 PROMESA:
Economic Improvement and Food
Security in Coffee, Cocoa, and Other
Crop Commodities
 SAN SECO:
Food and Nutritional Security in the
Central and South American Dry
Corridor
Heifer International
Regional Programs
Americas Area
PASSING ON THE GIFT
BUILDING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN
SOCIAL CAPITAL AND MARKET DEVELOPMENT
Inputs
Production
Producers
VALUE CHAIN
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Values-based
Holistic Community Coordinating
Development
Mechanisms
RESOURCES
Consumer
Market
Development
Social Capital
Processes
Women’s
Empowerment
Approach
Technology
Price Cues
SelfDetermination
Money
Goods
Margins
Philanthropy
Financial
Incentives
Market Priced Financing
TIME
WE PROPOSE
o The expand the focus of the discussion, analysis
and action plan on inmigration.
o From end to end
o Integrated and multilevel
o Investments:
o New territories beyond the western highlands
o New actors: women and youth
o Triple bottom line: good for farmers, farmer owned
and operated business and a healthy environment
o NGOs to complement public and private sectors
TOGETHER
WE HAVE POWER OVER POVERTY

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