18 Dec 2015 03:12 pm

This guide from the Global Facilitation Unit for Underutilized Species draws on several successful country experiences promoting and developing value chains for underutilized crops.

26 Oct 2015 10:10 am

The UNIDROIT/FAO/IFAD Legal Guide on Contract Farming is an important resource for designing contract farming arrangements. It provides advice and guidance on the entire relationship, from negotiation to conclusion, including performance and possible breach or termination of the contract.

22 Oct 2015 02:10 pm

This paper outlines best practices for designing effective, inclusive value chain interventions based on 30 years of experience with value chain diagnostics and related field work.


Select value chains wisely

14 Oct 2015 01:10 pm

The aim of this guide is to support managers and implementers of agricultural development programmes to meet the commitments made to gender equality, particularly in relation to monitoring and evaluation (M&E).

21 May 2015 02:05 pm

Lenders seeking to directly finance smallholders face high transaction costs, risks, and asymmetric information.

15 May 2015 03:05 pm

Sound planning, appropriate skills and adequate approaches for starting-up and operating contract farming (CF) schemes are key to success and sustainability.

18 Mar 2015 11:03 am
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This article puts forward a method for the analysis of constraints faced by developing countries’ smallholder producers. It is consistent with theories of constraints, efficient in terms of cost and researchers’ time, and accessible to a non-technical audience.

22 Jan 2015 10:01 am

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 how to select a value chain for an intervention, make partnerships, and monitor and evaluate the success of those partnerships.

12 Dec 2014 01:12 pm
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This ILRI discussion paper reviews 20 value chain interventions and discusses the econometric techniques used to address the validity of findings.