Value Chain Development

Value chains, which are comprised of financial service providers, buyers, input providers, producer organizations, and individual farmers, are often classfied as tight (i.e., well organized) or loose (i.e., poorly organized). Industry actors (e.g., foundations, governments, private investors) seek to strengthen the value chain to provide better market linkages and improve the resiliance of rural populations. 

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Report: The MasterCard Foundation offers an analysis of the connection between rural agriculture and youth employment.
Analysis: The ninth briefing note in a series from the Initiative for Smallholder Finance is a case study of a TechnoServe project aiming to increase incomes of smallholder coffee farmers in East Africa.
Report: A 2012 report introducing Opportunity International's model for financing smallholder farmers.

Value Chain Development

Value chains, which are comprised of financial service providers, buyers, input providers, producer organizations, and individual farmers, are often classfied as tight (i.e., well organized) or loose (i.e., poorly organized). Industry actors (e.g., foundations, governments, private investors) seek to strengthen the value chain to provide better market linkages and improve the resiliance of rural populations.