Farmer marketing organisations help reduce poverty. Validated RNRRS Output.


This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy (RNRRS) programmes.

Summary for Project title: R8275: Farmer Organisations for market access.

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.

Published 1 January 2007