The pandemic is disrupting agricultural value chains in Africa and beyond, increasing poverty and food insecurity. How exactly do these effects play out? And how to prevent it from getting worse?
This policy brief gives an overview of agroforestry value chains and market systems, describing market barriers and ways to resolve them.
Presentation by Felicia Muriuki, African Women Agribusiness Network, at the SIANI Members Meeting in Nairobi, November 14th 2018
Mobile technologies are framed as the future of agricultural development and the solution to many of the current challenges, like access to market and fairer prices. But are they as good as they seem?
Female smallholder farmers have low access to markets due to time constraints, lack of market information and transportation disadvantage. These factors reduce their competitiveness and make them dependent on middlemen.
Development policymakers, academics and practitioners gathered at a ‘provocation’ seminar led by IIED in Stockholm, Sweden on the 3rd of March 2011 to discuss whether their approaches to...