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.