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Building Businesses With Small Producers

Edited By Sunita Kapila,Donald Mead
ISBN: 9781853394942
This book presents the findings and a comparative analysis of seven case studies that challenge current beliefs about good practice in the provision of business development services (BDS) to small and microenterprises. The book also highlights issues concerning the assessment of impact, sustainability and cost-effectiveness of such services.

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  • Synopsis
    Building Businesses with Small Producers presents the findings and a comparative analysis of seven case studies that challenge current beliefs about good practice in the provision of business development services (BDS) to small and microenterprises. The book also highlights issues concerning the assessment of impact, sustainability and cost-effectiveness of such services. Each case study - from Bolivia, Bangladesh, El Salvador, Ghana, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe - shows how small producers were introduced to new production and marketing systems and how private sector participation was successfully promoted. The analysis of these experiences looks at the feasibility of market-based BDS provision and the role of non-governmental organizations in building BDS markets. The analysis presented here reminds us that, to provide effective assistance to small producers, business development services often need to be provided in a multi-faceted and flexible manner.
  • Table of Contents
    Preface
    Acronyms and abbreviations
    Chapter 1 Introduction Sunita Kapila and Donald Mead
    Chapter 2 Bangladesh—home based food-processing Sandra Yu
    Chapter 3 Bolivia—dry beans marketing Heather Rawlinson and Pamela Fehr
    Chapter 4 El Salvador—coffee production and processing Eric Hyman and Lisa Stosch
    Chapter 5 Ghana—inventory credit, cereal storing, processing and marketing Jonathan Dawson
    Chapter 6 Sri Lanka—ornamental fish production and marketing Sandra Yu
    Chapter 7 Zimbabwe—light engineering, manufacturing and equipment hiring Jonathan Dawson
    Chapter 8 Zimbabwe—oil-press manufacturing and marketing Jonathan Dawson
    Chapter 9 Conclusions Sunita Kapila and Donald Mead
    Contributors
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    Editor Sunita Kapila,Donald Mead
    Number of Pages 224
    Format Paperback / softback
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