Final Documentation

Making links from small farms to markets in Africa: Lessons from villages and supply chains, ODI event report, 2013

    On February 25, 2013, ODI’s Agricultural Development and Policy programme (ADP), in partnership with Agriculture for Impact (A4I) and the Future Agricultures Consortium (FAC) held an event to present findings from two projects looking at smallholder commercialisation and linking smallholder farmers to markets. In a thought-provoking and concise way, this document summarises the key lessons emerging from this event, which included the following sessions:
    - The commercialisation of small-scale family farms: views from five sets of villages in Africa
    - Linking smallholders to markets; lessons from the supply chains
    - Key conclusions that challenge a number of conventional wisdoms, and highlight areas of consensus and implications for future work.