To create an inclusive market system, we build the capacity of farmers and agribusinesses, strengthen linkages, and align profit incentives to ensure production is demand-driven and market-oriented. We foster mutually beneficial relationships between value chain actors, facilitate supply contracts and agriculture-specific financing, and train farmers associations in record keeping, meeting quantity and quality standards, and post-harvest handling. We also engage local governments to invest in improved public extension services and market infrastructure.
Inclusive Agricultural Market Systems and Value Chains.
A Stronger Private Sector in Pakistan
Socioeconomic stabilization of vulnerable areas in Pakistan is of strategic interest and an urgent priority of the U.S. government.
Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in Afghanistan
Afghanistan is working to strengthen the agriculture sector in western provinces, where a significant portion of the population relies on farming and agribusinesses.
Transforming Moldova’s Agriculture Sector
Moldova’s agriculture sector has a promising future, but to become more competitive and achieve its full potential, the country needs systematic support.
Supporting Healthy Digital Platform Competition in the Georgian Agriculture Market
This post originally appeared on ICTworks. When working in international markets, there is one golden rule to ensure sustainability: make sure your interventions do not distort markets. In small markets, such as Georgia, a country with less than 4 million people, 50 percent of which are self-employed in the agriculture industry, this is especially important. Laying…
4 Best Practices to Make Agriculture Insurance More Available and Affordable
This post originally appeared on Agrilinks. Farming is a risky livelihood throughout the world. But for smallholder farmers in particular, productivity and food security are defined by risk. “Good years” are defined by adequate rains, and “bad years” by drought. In Uganda, where 70 percent of the population is employed in the agricultural sector, the…
Ukraine’s Most Celebrated Watermelons Spark Unexpected Reform
This activity was one of the four winners of Chemonics’ recent Market Systems and Youth Enterprise Development Innovation Contest within the market systems track. This post originally appeared on Marketlinks. It is not often that a pilot activity to improve a market system ends up capturing the imagination of a nation. Yet, when a barge loaded…