Markets and Private Sector
Development programmes and projects aim to address the many challenges faced by smallholder farmers and producers. These range from having access to good inputs, strengthening the delivery of business and financial services, facilitating access to markets, and providing timely market information to strengthen the negotiating and bargaining power of smallholder producers. Today, increasingly this is possible through a public-private partnership. The various sessions will showcase examples of:
- innovative public-private partnerships discuss innovative approaches to target nomadic communities
- developing a value-based market for smallholder producers
- different value-chain approaches
Creating conducive environment for smallholder producers to access markets (34)
Smallholder farmers can ensure food security and come out from poverty in a sustainable way when they have access to market opportunities and develop their agribusiness skills. At this session, participants will familiarize themselves with how a market-based approach can successfully be implemented when poor smallholder farmers work together with better-off farmers in collaborative groups and when these groups are linked with private traders and agriculture processing companies. The presenters will share his experience in Viet Nam on how donor interventions can promote market access for the poor while building their institutions, introducing reforms and creating an enabling environment for partnership with private sector, by providing financial development services and improving existing infrastructure.
Tung Thanh Nguyen