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: R7496: Marketing constraints to increasing
financial returns to small and medium scale rice paddy producers in
In Bangladesh, poor paddy growers are benefiting from new credit schemes
that give them access to better prices for their crops. In the past, it
was difficult for small-scale paddy farmers to have a choice concerning
when and where to sell. Markets controlled by local elites left these
farmers trapped in a vicious circle of poverty, indebtedness and
dependence on the wealthy and influential households in their
communities. Better understanding of these problems made it possible to
develop a series of institutional innovations that enhance crop
marketing to the benefit of smallscale producers. These include
inventory credit schemes, focused on the transaction costs that shape
the structure of the paddy marketing system, and, in particular, the
linkages between participants. This methodology is also applicable to
many other marketable crops and livestock products.
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (8
pp.) taken from the CD.
CPH19, 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 89.