The Global Goals for Sustainable Development

International Projects

Crossroads International

  • Feasibility Study of Fair Trade Agricultural Products

    Fund: Development Fund | Country: Bolivia | Amount: $1,608 | Funded in 2008/2009

    Crossroad’s Bolivian partner organization, FONCRESOL, provides training and microcredit to rural producers. This project explores the opportunities and implications for small agricultural producers to increase their markets by adopting Fair Trade practices.

  • Capacity Building to Improve Food Security & Develop Sustainable Livelihoods

    Fund: Theme Fund | Country: Niger | Amount: $15,228 | Funded in 2010/2011

    Crossroads, in its Capacity Building to Improve Food Security & Develop Sustainable Livelihoods project, is partnering in Niger with Potal Women’s Cooperative. Women producers and artisans will acquire relevant skills and knowledge to improve food security by increasing yields from a communal dry-season irrigated market garden and develop livelihoods by establishing a formal collective enterprise producing artisanal wares.

  • Conservation & Transformation of Garden Produce

    Fund: Development Fund | Country: Niger | Amount: $1,536 | Funded in 2010/2011

    The Conservation & Transformation of Garden Produce project will support the training of three groups of women gardeners in Niger, enabling them to make better use of what they grow in their collective garden sites, and thereby contributing to their food security.

  • Improving Social & Economic Conditions for Women at Kotaki Shea Butter Cooperative

    Fund: Development Fund | Country: Niger | Amount: $2,125 | Funded in 2011/2012

    Crossroads is Improving Social & Economic Conditions for Women at Kotaki Shea Butter Cooperative in Niger. This is a capacity building project focusing on governance, decision-making and strategic planning.

  • Potal Women’s Cooperative

    Fund: Theme Fund | Country: Niger | Amount: $16,378 | Funded in 2011/2012

    Crossroads and its partner in rural Niger are working with the Potal Women’s Cooperative to acquire the skills and knowledge to improve food security via irrigated market gardening and develop a sustainable collective enterprise of producing artisanal wares.

  • Capitalizing on Innovative Economic Opportunities for Youth Entrepreneurs in Mali

    Fund: Theme Fund | Country: Mali | Amount: $14,996 | Funded in 2012/2013

    This project is Capitalizing on Innovative Economic Opportunities for Youth Entrepreneurs in Mali and will accelerate the success of 76 new youth-led micro enterprises and support the launch of 45 additional youth-led businesses in and around Bamako by increasing skills in financial management and marketing. It builds on a 3-year pilot to support 121 youth (64% female) to develop viable businesses.

  • Developing Local Women’s Agri-Businesses in the Volta Region of Ghana

    Fund: Development Fund | Country: Ghana | Amount: $2,835 | Funded in 2012/2013

    This project is Developing Local Women’s Agri-Businesses in the Volta Region of Ghana and empowering women members of two agri-businesses producing gari, derived from the local cassava plant, and oil derived from the local palm fruit. The project will help the women improve production through access to land, improved business practices and environmentally friendly techniques, and access to a new market niche in local school boards.

  • Capitalizing on Innovative Economic Opportunities for Youth Entrepreneurs in Mali

    Fund: Theme Fund | Country: Mali | Amount: $16912 | Funded in 2013-14

    This project will accelerate the success of 76 new youth-led micro enterprises and support the launch of 45 additional youthled businesses in and around Bamako by increasing skills in financial management and marketing. It builds on a 3 year pilot to support 121 youth (64% female) to develop viable businesses.

  • Women Youth Entrepreneurs Transforming and Conserving Garden Produce

    Fund: Development Fund | Country: Mali | Amount: $3100 | Funded in 2013-14

    The project supports 30 young women entrepreneurs in Mali to transform and conserve garden produce including fruits, vegetables and grains. The women’s producer group will improve their management practices and gain technical knowledge and skills to improve the quality and range of conserved food products available for sale year-round.