CR2 Synthesis Report

This synthesis report contains findings from the Collaborative Research for Cooperative Resilience (CR2) Portfolio, which serves as part of the wider ICRG Resilience Program. The CR2 projects cover a diverse range of sectors and cooperative types in East Africa and globally and employ mixed methods. From the six projects selected for partnership under this subaward mechanism, two projects cover the impact of the COVID-19 shock on diverse sectors: Agricultural value chains (Dairy Sector in Rwanda and Kenya); and SACCOs resilience (Horticulture, Aviation, and Hospitality in Kenya). The other four projects, also impacted by COVID-19, focus on resilience to other phenomena: Climate Crisis (Climate-Smart Agriculture Adoption in Coffee in East Africa); Demographic Dividend (Youth inclusion in Boda boda SACCOs in Nairobi, Kenya); and Enabling Environment Challenges (Ushirika Hub and CLARITY 2.0). The report leverages a case study approach in its reporting style and takes a deep dive into agribusiness responses to crises, which made up 50 percent of the portfolio. Key findings are shared around key thematic foci of the research areas. Click this link to read the report!