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Sustainable NGO/CBO Agricultural Marketing Initiatives. Project evaluation report. 1 January 2001 - 31 May 2003

Sustainable NGO/CBO Agricultural Marketing Initiatives. Project evaluation report. 1 January 2001 - 31 May 2003

Greenhalgh, Peter and Wandschneider, Tiago (2003) Sustainable NGO/CBO Agricultural Marketing Initiatives. Project evaluation report. 1 January 2001 - 31 May 2003. Project Report. Natural Resources Institute, Chatham, UK.

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Abstract

The project purpose is to develop commercially sustainable and replicable agricultural and processing interventions by community-based organisations (CBOs) and non-government organisations (NGOs) which improve the livelihoods of resource-poor and remote farmers. Special emphasis is given to enhancing access to food crop markets. The potential role of NGOs and CBOs in agricultural marketing is largely unrealised. Capacity building in a number of areas is therefore required to bridge the gap between existing knowledge and practice. NGOs must improve their understanding of marketing systems; recognise that certain forms of interaction between poor farmers and the commercial sector may serve social goals; and be able to identify and assess intervention opportunities. They must also have the capacity to address production and post-harvest issues in an integrated manner, to develop appropriate monitoring and evaluation systems, and to implement well-thought exit strategies. Focused workshops and seminars can play an important awareness-raising role and can contribute to strengthening contact networks, but significant capacity building can only be achieved through targeted training initiatives. Partnerships can also prove instrumental in enhancing capacity and contributing to the scaling-up and replication of marketing initiatives.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: crop, postharvest, sustainable, agriculture, marketing, India, Uganda, poor, poverty
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
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Last Modified: 03 Sep 2015 10:55
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/12091

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