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Tagged in marketsystems
Tagged in marketsystems, msawa, SSBVC
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The Ukraine Horticulture Development Project (UHDP) assists farmers to adopt modern technologies, increase productivity and deliver premium quality greenhouse crops, berries and table grapes to markets in which they have a competitive advantage.
In its final year of operation, UHDP has assisted over 6,587 direct farmers with more than 3,750 participating in six clustered geographic locations. The project uses market consolidation to encourage small farmers to work together to better reach valuable markets. In 2013, over 2,600 UHDP farmers generated 11 metric tons of greenhouse and horticulture crops worth $10.5 million, which they sold to national food retail chains and exported to Russia. About 40% of project clients are women. Agro Capital Management has conducted new farm equipment sales valued at $5 million sold to 737 small farmers, 36% of which are women.
Fin 2011, le Tanzania National Voucher Scheme (TNVS) a testé un système de coupon électronique destiné à compléter le coupon papier lancé en 2004. La présente étude de cas comprend un examen des bénéfices retirés et des difficultés rencontrées, des observations, ainsi que des enseignements essentiels tirés de cette expérience.
Cette étude de cas contient une description de la première année de mise en pratique du coupon électronique et porte plus particulièrement sur :
The Tanzania National Voucher Scheme piloted an electronic voucher mechanism (eVoucher) in late2011 to complement the paper voucher operating since 2004. This case study looks at the benefits and challenges experienced, observations, and key lessons learned
This case study describes the eVoucher’s first year of operations, including:
Alexandra Snelgrove and Lemmy Manje. (June 2009) Enterprise Development and Microfinance Journal. Volume 20 Number 2.
The decision to purchase new productive technologies, however promising, presents great risks for the rural poor. Saving even relatively small sums involves difficult choices and sacrifice. The result is that farmers are disinclined to purchase new technologies and manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers are unwilling to invest in inventory and supply. This predictable cycle is one of the greatest challenges for developing sustainable markets. In response, NGOs often try to ensure equitable access for rural farmers through free distribution of pumps, seeds, or other technologies. To break this chain, smart subsidies can be used to accelerate demand and supply for critical production technologies. Properly administered incentives can attract commercial suppliers to actively address the needs of rural, underserved smallholder farmers without creating dependency. This paper presents the case of smallholder farmers in Zambia to highlight how incentives can play a role in developing weak agribusiness service markets.