- NEW DIRECTION
- 2022 REVIEW
- WAY FORWARD
Support and facilitate the deployment and scale of inclusive business models efficiently linking farmers to output markets
Promote access to finance and other services, enhancing the competitiveness of agri-food market actors
Foster the development of a predictable, inclusive, and enabling policy and business environment for trade.
Facilitate physical match-making platforms and institutionalize with a local owner (e.g., government or Agri-food Industry Organisations - AFIOs);
Support(digital) public-sector platforms and village-based advisors (VBAs) as last-mile aggregators; and link with seed sector coordination and planning units (Seeds for markets)
Partner with governments and regional trade associations to develop and maintain a regional/national food balance sheet and relevant market information systems.
Facilitate targeted physical match-making platforms and institutionalise with a local owner, preferably a government or AFIO (e.g., for soy in Rwanda with a focus on regional trade)
Promote existing digital platforms
Link more smallholder farmers to existing promising digital platforms, AFIOs and inclusive businesses
Promote increased adoption of existing technologies by smallholder farmers through off-takers focused on seed, soil fertility, postharvest handling
Promote the use of digital solutions while continuing to facilitate targeted match-making platforms (e.g., cassava in Ghana) and institutionalize these with relevant market actors (e.g., AFIO).