Linking Smallholder Farmers to Commercial Sector Activities: The Case of Eastern Africa with Special Attention to Niche Commodities
Based on a number of fact-ﬁnding missions, years of R&D projects in the ﬁeld, and participative interviews with major stakeholders, a blueprint for the development of small-scale enterprises based on broad stakeholder involvement is proposed. SWOT analysis deﬁned major bottlenecks and the issues to be addressed. An enabling policy environment, multisectoral stakeholder involvement, and adequate investment seem to be key in fostering the desired outcomes. The proposed blueprint was developed in collaboration with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and highlights intervention strategies for niche commodities for increased income generation.
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