Designing trading relationships that reach and benefit small-scale producers in a sustainable way can be a challenge for practitioners who engage directly with women in agriculture. Understanding the benefits, costs and risks when connecting small-scale producers to formal markets is critical to informing companies, farmers,NGOs and donors in their decision to invest in supply chain opportunities.
Produced by the Sustainable Food Lab and the International Institute for Environment and Development, Under what conditions are value chains effective tools for pro-poor... tries to address some fundamental questions using experience with value chain projects in Africa and Latin America.
Key questions include: Who are the rural poor? Under what conditions do they benefit? What are the implications of these lessons for our strategies in setting up ‘prodevelopment’ value chains? What do we most need to understand next?