Eastern and southern Africa agriculture value chain learning hub:Market needs study
In an effort to better understand agriculture value chains market needs in relation to CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) learning hubs, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) conducted a market needs study to assess the current situation and find any possible common ground between the East and southern Africa (ESA) PIM learning hub and the needs and expectations of key actors in the market.
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Formal versus informal: Efficiency, inclusiveness and financing of dairy value chains in Indian Punjab
This papaer highlights that 1) Both formal and informal value chains coexist in the dairy sector of Indian Punjab, but formal value chains are prominent, 2) Resource-rich farmers partner with formal value chains; and smallholders are more dependent on informal chains, 3) Farmers in the cooperative value chains earn more profit per unit of output, and 4) Chain-based financing is limited to informal value chains., and the external financing by commercial banks or other such institutions is lim
Safe Quality Food (SQF)
Today’s consumers are more educated about the food they’re providing their families and requiring more information about food quality. One link in the food chain does not get rattled without it affecting the next link. Customers expect more from their retailers and food service providers, who in turn expect more from their suppliers.
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AGRO-HUB was founded in 2009 after an observation that Cameroon’s agriculture lags because of an abject lack in marketing and distribution infrastructure.
Marketing and Sales cannot happen without the exchange of information, yet it is still difficult to access relevant authoritative content on agriculture in Cameroon.