PLP in Strategic Alliances for Financial Services and Market Linkages Launches

PLP in Strategic Alliances for Financial Services and Market Linkages Launches
Turin, Italy – On May 9-13, 2005, The SEEP Network launched its Practitioner Learning Program (PLP) in Turin, Italy. This initial “start-up” PLP round focuses on different methods to help farmers and micro and small enterprises in rural areas gain access to finance for value chain upgrading. Strategic alliances within key value chains between rural financial institutions, market development facilitators, service providers, and value chain actors may be one promising way to make this happen.