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Small Farmers, Big Change

Edited By David Wilson,Kirsty Wilson,Claire Harvey
ISBN: 9781853397127
This book includes examples of achieving wider change in smallholder agriculture, through influencing policy decisions, linking smallholders to value chains, innovating service provision for small farmers, with an emphasis on promoting equitable livelihoods and developing rural women’s economic leadership.

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  • Synopsis
    Support for smallholder agriculture is seen as increasingly important, both to boost the food security and incomes of the rural poor and to provide food for urban populations. But to achieve scale in agricultural interventions, NGOs must move beyond a project-by-project approach and instead enable farmers to engage with market players. Small Farmers, Big Change considers learning from the experience of Oxfam’s global agricultural scale-up initiative as well as from wider agricultural markets-based programming. This book includes very practical examples of achieving wider change in smallholder agriculture, through influencing policy and investment decisions, linking smallholders into markets and value chains, and innovating service provision for small farmers. The case studies outline what steps were taken to facilitate new types of farmer organization and alliances with an emphasis on promoting equitable livelihoods and developing rural women’s economic leadership. Drawn from Africa, Latin America and Asia, the cases include information about challenges faced and what remains to be done in the future. This book should be read by the staff of donor agencies, policy makers, NGO practitioners, academics and students of development studies and the environment.

  • Table of Contents
    Prelims (About the authors)
    1. Overview: Scaling up impact in smallholder agriculture
    Sally Baden
    2. The Voices of Many - Honduran citizens hold the state to account to secure farm investment
    Sonia Cano
    3. Strength in numbers - Fishing communities in India assert their traditional rights over livelihood resources
    Neelkanth Mishra
    4. Leading by Example - How cities came to link rural producers with urban food markets in Colombia
    Aida Pesquera and Andres Bernal
    5. Engaging smallholders in value chains - Creating new opportunities for beekeepers in Ethiopia
    Shekhar Anand
    6. Power to Producers - Building a network of dairy enterprises owned by local farmers’ groups in Haiti
    Luc Saint Vil
    7. Growing partnerships - Private sector working with farmers in Sri Lanka
    Gayathri Jayadevan
    8. Bridging the gap - Building a financial services system that serves poor people in Sri Lanka
    9. Effective co-operation - A new role for cotton producer co-ops in Mali
    Abdoulaye Dia and Aboubacar Traore
    Back Matter (Index)
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    Editor David Wilson,Kirsty Wilson,Claire Harvey
    Number of Pages 144
    Format Paperback / softback
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