Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Learning from AGRA’s Market Access Programme

Do All Roads Lead to Market? Learning from AGRA’s Market Access Programme.
Emma Kambewa, Matieyedou Konlambigue, Bertus Wennink and Mariana Wongtschowski (Editors)
by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) in partnership with The Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
2013, 173 pages

AGRA and its partners, by this book, seek to propose various strategies─derived from lessons learnt over a period of time and across several AGRA projects─to make food markets more efficient and profitable to smallholder farmers in Africa. In summary, the book discusses six key issues including:
  1. Organization of farmers; 
  2. bulking and collective marketing; 
  3. market Information Systems.
  4. Promoting an enabling environment for access to finance 
  5. Post-harvest handling and value addition, 
  6. and Increasing demand through alternative use of staples. 

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