Chain empowerment

Supporting African farmers to develop markets


KIT, Faida MaLi, IIRR, L. Peppelenbos

Millions of smallholder farmers and indigenous communities in Africa are
working to improve their livelihoods in an environment characterized by
dwindling government support and increased competition between producers, processing companies and supermarkets within agricultural markets. How can we assist smallholders to cope with these challenges and secure market access and better incomes? What strategies can NGOs and business development services adopt to support this type of farmers?