More Income and Employment in Rural Areas (MIERA)
The GIZ More Income and Employment in Rural Areas (MIERA) program promotes inclusive business and marketing models in agricultural value chains to link smallholder farmers, farmer organizations and medium and micro, small and medium enterprises with higher value markets to increase income and employment for the rural population. Since 2015, the MIERA program has worked in the value chains for cassava, oilseeds, tourism and environmentally friendly building materials. Since 2018, and with additional co-financing from the EU, the MIERA program now also includes the value chains for rice, macadamia, chili, paprika, and sunflower.
GFA is responsible for the implementation of project activities in these new value chains. In particular, GFA supports the design of inclusive business partnerships with private companies, conducts final beneficiary trainings in the field for more than 20,000 smallholder farmers, organizes and conducts dialogue consultations with value chain actors, and develops and implements clear recommendations for actions in the selected value chains.