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  1. Working with Smallholders: A Handbook for Firms Building Sustainable Supply Chains

    Assessing the business environment This handbook prepared by the International Finance Corporation presents the benefits and challenges of sourcing from smallholder farmers. Qualitative http://www.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/8dc5628042112fdbba2fff494779b2ad/H ...

    Chris.Marciniak - 04/16/2014 - 08:41

  2. FarmForce

    Improving farmer organizations Farmforce is a Software-as-a-Service solution that simplifies the management of small-holder farmers, increases traceability and enables access to formal markets. It is used to efficiently manage outgrower schemes and contra ...

    Chris.Marciniak - 06/02/2014 - 09:07

  3. A Methodological Toolkit for Promoting Business Partnerships in Agrifood Chains

    Value chain analysis for the design of development interventions with rural communities This FAO report provides tools to help include small producers in the production process and the market from the value chain perspective. It contains information on ho ...

    Chris.Marciniak - 01/22/2015 - 10:26

  4. Contract Farming Handbook

    Innovation in business models Sound planning, appropriate skills and adequate approaches for starting-up and operating contract farming (CF) schemes are key to success and sustainability. Therefore GIZ has issued the “Contract Farming Handbook”, which pro ...

    Chris.Marciniak - 05/15/2015 - 15:38

  5. Participatory market Chain Approach

    CIP Andre.Devaux Innovation in business models Value chain analysis for the design of development interventions with rural communities Participatory market Chain Approach This tool was developed by CIP and partners to stimulate commercial, technological a ...

    soonho - 02/20/2016 - 12:14

  6. LINK methodology

    CIAT Mark.Lundy Innovation in business models Helps actors understand the current functioning of the market chain and key business models, design innovations that empower producer groups to engage more effectively and buyers to act in ways more amenable t ...

    Lucia.Madrigal - 02/29/2016 - 13:03

  7. Tripartite Financing Arrangements

    Value chain finance and insurance Lenders seeking to directly finance smallholders face high transaction costs, risks, and asymmetric information. In this presentation from the AgriFinForum, Cententary, a bank operating in Uganda, details their use of tri ...

    Chris.Marciniak - 05/20/2016 - 09:17

  8. Value chain development with the extremely poor: evidence and lessons from CARE, Save the Children, and World Vision

    The majority of the world’s poorest people live in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Most of these households engage in rural farming and subsist on incomes at or below the international extreme poverty line of US$1.90 per person per day (our working def ...

    soonho - 07/10/2017 - 11:45

  9. SUPPORTING SMALLHOLDER COMMERCIALISATION BY ENHANCING INTEGRATED COORDINATION IN AGRIFOOD VALUE CHAINS: EXPERIENCES WITH DAIRY HUBS IN KENYA

    Recent literature suggests that to make value chains in changing agrifood systems in sub-Saharan Africa more inclusive, intermediary institutions should foster coordination. The hub concept has been applied as such an intermediary institution that coordin ...

    soonho - 09/07/2017 - 06:31

  10. Identifying Priority Value-chains in Ethiopia

    IFPRI Rui Benfica and James Thurlow Assessing the business environment Identifying Priority Value-chains in Ethiopia A major challenge when designing a National Agricultural Investment Plan (NAIP) is deciding how to prioritize between different opportunit ...

    soonho - 09/18/2017 - 08:14