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: R7494: Optimisation of horticulture research and uptake in India through the development of technical and management systems with public and private sector partners.
Mango farmers producing for UK export markets have benefited from new methods for evaluating the relationships among stakeholders, as well as their respective roles in marketing high-value produce. A manual helps them to establish individual responsibilities, providing trouble-shooting and feedback mechanisms. It includes procedures for strengthening the ability of the farmers and labourers to accurately assess their technology needs and communicate these to suppliers. It also provides tools to help in interactions with other stakeholders in the supply chain. The manual will assist organisations working with smallholder producers producing a range of commodities. It will do this by helping them to access and monitor scientific resources more effectively - bringing them to bear on pre- and post-harvest problems affecting market access.
The CD has the following information for this output: Description, Validation, Current Situation, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (8 pp.) taken from the CD.
CPH37, 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 92.