This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects
run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy
Summary for Project title: R8275: Farmer Organisations for market
Studies of the reasons behind the success or failure of farmer
organizations in Malawi has generated new knowledge about the conditions
that can help these organizations to succeed. Farmer organisations can
help counter problems of market coordination and access—major obstacles
in poor rural economies—by stimulating supply chain development,
economic growth and poverty reduction. However, experience has shown
that these organizations are not always effective or sustainable. The
knowledge gained in Malawi—including best practices, institutional
innovations and enabling policy environments—will make it possible to
extend the scope, reach and effectiveness of farmer organizations and to
identify opportunities for sustainable pro-poor development.
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty,
Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (8 pp.) taken from the CD.
CHP08, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 87.