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ARF-3 final factsheet: Dyegrain project in Benin
November 11, 2019Research project
ARF-3 final factsheet: Dyegrain project in Benin

Please download the final factsheet of the ARF-3 Dyegrain project in Benin, in which the consortium shares its final research findings: farmers have successfully cultivated dye sorghum crop on a commercial basis and Leman Sarl, the private partner, purchased a total of 1800 Kg of fresh leaves for international trade.  »

ARF-3 final factsheet: Project Doyiwé in Benin
November 6, 2019Research project
ARF-3 final factsheet: Project Doyiwé in Benin

Please download the final factsheet of ARF-3 project Doyiwé in Benin, in which the consortium shares its final research findings, serving as guidance for entrepreneurs and policymakers to exploit full potential of existing markets for Kersting’s Groundnut, develop emerging markets for KG and increase awareness in remote markets. »

October 21, 2019Knowledge Portal
Boosting farmer incomes in agricultural supply chains

This review examines how to take major, structural steps forward on farmer income by analysis nine high-performing cases. The review exposed three patterns that help explain the succes of these cases: 1) Greatly strenghtening farmer market position. 2) Businesses playing an important role, but not through business as usual. 3) Tapping into growing domestic markets. »

October 2, 2019Knowledge Portal
The impact of smallholder farmers’ participation in avocado export markets on the labor market, farm yields, sales prices, and incomes in Kenya

This study examines the determinants and impacts of smallholder-producer participation in avocado export markets on labor inputs, farm yields, sales prices, and incomes in Kenya. Smallholder farmers can benefit from participation in avocado export markets and other supply chain activities. Providing households with access to foreign markets and up-to-date information on farm technology, along with the dissemination of simple and domestically invented technologies, could apparently achieve higher farm incomes, revenues, and sales prices. »

July 30, 2019Knowledge Portal
A step towards resilience: Pioneering market systems development in humanitarian response

This study had the goal to identify and increase market access and incomes for South Sudanese refugee and local community households who were interested in commercial agriculture in Uganda. Results showed changed behaviours among all market actors, which are positive indicators of early market system change. Further, the results revealed the significance of social captical and relationships in accessing goods and information. »

Access to Seeds Index 2019 Synthesis Report
June 17, 2019News
Access to Seeds Index 2019 Synthesis Report

The Access to Seeds Index 2019 Synthesis Report has just been released. It describes the opportunities and progress shown by the seed industry, and highlights the importance of local and regional companies in providing access to seeds for smallholder farmers. Challenges differ in each of the three main regions covered by the index: South and Southeast Asia, in Eastern and Southern Africa, and Western and Central Africa. »