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 .
Filling Gaps in Uganda’s Market Systems
With the Feed the Future Uganda Commodity Production and Marketing Activity, agriculture company Akorion uses a digital solution to help farmers access support services and improve information flow in the agricultural market system.
Transforming Agriculture in Nigeria
By engaging both the public and private sectors, USAID/Nigeria’s flagship project under Feed the Future enabled rural smallholder Nigerian farmers to sustainably produce over $1.7 billion in sales over a five-year period.
Rural Farmers in Market Systems
Dr. Tom Reardon sits down with Philip DeCosse to discuss the benefits of intermediaries for rural farmers.