Recent growth in global commodity prices, as well as expansion of domestic and export markets among emerging economies, translates to new and better opportunities for smallholder farmers in the developing world to access these markets. Increased production of high value horticulture crops in developing countries is also creating opportunities for small-scale farmers. Large corporations realize that farmers in developing countries, with both large and small land holdings, are potential suppliers in international, domestic and regional supply chains. Though there are risks in emerging markets, these trends could bring increased support services for farmers such as improved technology, extension, finance and insurance.  -- Brian Flanagan, Linking Smallholder Farmers to Markets

 



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  2. 1/10/2012 This article is from ECHO Asia Note #15 Editor: Between 1997 and 2009, Kirby Rogers worked as part of a team to establish an agriculture-based business called Natural Products (NPI) in Bokeo, Laos. Much of this effort involved promoting soybean as a local cash crop as well as developing related...
  3. 28/4/2015 El crecimiento reciente en los precios de bienes globales, tanto como la expansión de mercados domésticos y de exportación entre las economías emergentes, se traduce a oportunidades nuevas y mejoradas para los agricultores de pequeña escala en el mundo en vías de desarrollo en cuanto al acceso a...
  4. 28/4/2015 El crecimiento reciente en los precios de bienes globales, tanto como la expansión de mercados domésticos y de exportación entre las economías emergentes, se traduce a oportunidades nuevas y mejoradas para los agricultores de pequeña escala en el mundo en vías de desarrollo en cuanto al acceso a...
  5. 12/4/2016 Marketing is the heart of every business! Until a sale is made, all we are doing isspending money! Operations thrive or die based on whatthey get from marketing. In Nigeria, marketing channel for thedistribution of a commodity may varyfrom one part of the country toanother.
  6. 12/4/2016 Understanding The Cassava Crop Cassava is a perennial shrub It grows to heights of between 1.5-2m (though some may grow to 4m) It is propagated vegetatively by stem cuttings In plant breeding, propagation is by botanical seeds Grown mainly for its starchy and tuberous roots Performs best on a...
  7. This Guide to Rapid Market Analysis Methods is a product of the experiences and lessons learnt while implementing agro-enterprise projects in Latin America, Africa and S.E Asia. This manual is one of a series of agro-enterprise publications developed through a collaborative learning alliance...
  8. AccessAgriculture Training Video Tradicionalmente, se vendía la miel en el panal, pero hoy en día la mayoría de los consumidores prefieren la miel extraída del panal. Esa miel procesada está limpia y lista para usar, y se puede almacenar por más tiempo. Para que la miel conserve su calidad, hay...
  9. Access Agriculture Training Video It is very important to have a product that doesn’t change, that is of the same quality, the same taste, the same colour and that is well presented. Available languages Arabic Bambara Bangla Bemba Chichewa / Nyanja English Fon French Kikuyu Kinyarwanda / Kirundi...
  10. Access Agriculture Training Video For years coffee farmers in Uganda have been at a disadvantage, but over the past 10 to 15 years some incredible changes have been seen - thanks to farmers organising themselves into groups. By working together they have increased the quality of their coffee crop...
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  16. Abstract,World Journal of Agriculture and Soil Science, 2019 This review paper focuses on production and marketing of edible fruit like mango. Fruit crops play an important role in the national food security of people around the world. They are generally delicious and highly nutritious, mainly of...
  17. The Horticulture Innovation Lab's global research network advances fruit and vegetable innovations, empowering smallholder farmers to earn more income while better nourishing their communities. The program is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and led by ateam at the...
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  24. Access Agriculture Training Video Let us learn from the experiences of some innovative farmers in Ghana who make more money: by producing onions when there are few of them on the market; by storing them until the price comes up again; and by selling directly to clients in urban markets. ...
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  26. 8/2/2018 Speaker Bio: Daniela (DJ) graduated from Texas Christian University in 2000 with a degree in Advertising. DJ first came to Asia in 2004 to serve among the people of Central Asia. Now living in Chiang Mai, Thailand with her family of 4 since 2012, she completed her MBA in July 2017 focusing on...
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