04 Nov 2015 08:11 am

The Participatory Market Chain Approach (PMCA) was developed by the Papa Andina Regional Initiative of the International Potato Center (CIP) to improve the competitiveness of potato market chains and small potato producers in the Andean region of South America.

04 Nov 2015 08:11 am

Innovation in the food and agriculture sector is frequently short-circuited by a lack of trust and communication between actors in the market chain.

04 Nov 2015 08:11 am

The Participatory Market Chain Approach (PMCA) was developed originally to foster pro-poor innovation in potato market chains in the Andean highlands of South America.

04 Nov 2015 08:11 am

As part of a broader eff ort to improve the linkage of smallholder vegetable farmers to markets, the Participatory Market Chain Approach (PMCA) was applied in potato market chains in West Java.

04 Nov 2015 08:11 am

This manual describes the Participatory Market Chain Approach (PMCA), a new R&D method designed to stimulate innovation along market chains by enhancing stakeholder collaboration and trust.

04 Nov 2015 07:11 am

The PMCA is a flexible approach that engages smallholder farmers, market agents, researchers, and other service providers in a collective process that identifies and exploits potential business opportunities that can equitably benefit the diverse actors in a market chain.

04 Nov 2015 07:11 am

PMCA stimulates innovation and generates business opportunities that benefit small farmers.

08 Jul 2015 10:07 am

The project will deliver the following results:

18 Feb 2014 09:02 am

This book presents findings from a detailed study of how domestic staples value chains are structured and performing in Asia after the food price hike of 2007–2008. Three questions are asked in the study:

10 Feb 2014 08:02 am

Enhancing food security for poor and vulnerable people requires adapting rural food systems to various driving factors. Food security-related research should apply participatory action research that considers the entire food value chain to ensure sustained success.