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GCARD2. Breakout Session P3.2 Turning Innovations into Market Opportunities – Speaker Brief

Many are now urging greater attention to farm-to-fork value chains and how smallholder benefits generated bythose chains can be increased. This change in perspective has far-reaching consequences both for R4D priorities and for partnerships. In this Briefing Paper we utilize ICRISAT’s experiences toexamine some of those consequences and their implications for partnership strategies.

GCARD2. Breakout session P3.2 Turning Innovations into Market Opportunities. Innovations from the Empowering Smallholder Farmers in the Markets (ESFIM) Programme

There is a need for strong farmer organizations that can present and represent the interests of smallholders versus more powerful economic groupings in society. However, farmers’ organizations often lack access to the information and evidence needed to develop pro-active proposals to influence these policies.

GCARD2. Breakout session P3.2 Turning Innovations into Market Opportunities - Speaker brief

The objective is to identify specific interventions that can improve RPOs’ capacities. While recognizing other determinants of success our innovation will be to examine ways to affect RPOs’ performance on input and output markets, through enhanced commitment of members. Broadly speaking, this is research on implementation of development actions, a much neglected area of research.