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Best practices for sustainable NGO/CBO agricultural marketing interventions. Proceedings of a workshop held at Hotel Africana, Kampala, Uganda 29 January 2003 (NRI report no. 2722)

Best practices for sustainable NGO/CBO agricultural marketing interventions. Proceedings of a workshop held at Hotel Africana, Kampala, Uganda 29 January 2003 (NRI report no. 2722)

Wandschneider, Tiago and Spilsbury, John (2003) Best practices for sustainable NGO/CBO agricultural marketing interventions. Proceedings of a workshop held at Hotel Africana, Kampala, Uganda 29 January 2003 (NRI report no. 2722). [Working Paper]

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Abstract

The purpose of this one-day workshop was to present, discuss and build upon preliminary findings from a research project on best practices for agricultural marketing initiatives by Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) and Community-Based Organisations (CBOs). The workshop aimed to inform relevant policy processes and project or programme interventions within Uganda. Fifty-nine people attended the event representing NGOs, government institutions, donor agencies, producer organisations and agribusiness firms. Presentations by research team members were followed by panel group discussions, in which guest speakers offered additional insights into the topics under review. Active discussions during the plenary and working group sessions further enhanced research findings and provided guidance for the preparation of the final research report and future dissemination activities. The workshop assessed the role of farmer groups and possible strategies to build their capacity as well as that of organisations supporting their development. The experience of FOODNET in providing market information services was also shared during the workshop, and ways to improve the effectiveness of such services and to ensure financial and institutional sustainability were examined. Discussions were informed by on-going policy and institutional reform processes, in particular the Programme for the Modernisation of Agriculture (PMA) and the National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS).

Item Type: Working Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: agriculture, marketing, NGO, CBO, sustainable, Uganda, farming, development
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Food & Markets Department
Faculty of Engineering & Science
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Last Modified: 03 Sep 2015 10:36
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/11516

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