Improving tree product marketing and extension for smallholders

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Improving tree product marketing and extension for smallholders

  1. 1. GRP3 <br />Improving tree product marketing and extension for smallholders<br />
  2. 2. GRP3 Improving tree product marketing and extension for smallholders<br />Our four themes/challenges and leaders:<br />Value chain analysis and development: How can value chain analyses <br />better inform market actors for improved marketing strategies and <br />performance? Amos Gyau<br />Standards and certification systems: How and under what circumstances <br />can standards and certification help the poor and contribute to <br />environmental services? Dagmar Mithöfer<br />Enterprise development: How can rural enterprise development better <br />contribute to developing value chains and strengthening livelihoods for <br />the poor and women? Jason Donovan<br />Innovative extension approaches: How can innovative extension <br />approaches foster entrepreneurship and improve farmers’ access to <br />Information and capacity to innovate? Steve Franzel<br />
  3. 3. Consumers<br />Processing,<br />value added<br />Value <br />chain<br />Standards<br />Enterprise viability<br />governance<br />Cooperatives<br />Livelihoods<br />Environ-<br />ment<br />Farmers<br />Technology<br />Extension<br />
  4. 4. Conceptual Framework for Agricultural Extension <br />Improved livelihoods<br />Product Demand<br />Improved productivity<br />Policy support<br /> Institutional Develop-ment and linkages<br />Farmers and farming systems<br />Enabling environ-ment<br />Knowledge and information<br />Germplasm and other inputs<br />Human capabilities<br />
  5. 5. Highlights<br />GRP3 Writeshop-Planshop, January, 2011, Nairobi, brought together 25 staff from 5 regions to review draft journal articles and plan research.<br />We are co-organizers of the annual Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS) and the CTA-GFRAS-FARA international conference on agricultural extension in November<br />New projects <br />Assessing innovative extension approaches funded by MFA Finland, beginning 2012 in EA and WCA<br />Sustainable Suluwesi funded by CIDA Canada, beginning 2012 in SEA<br />Improving smallholder market participation, phase 2 funded by Ford in EA<br />Toolkit for assessing poverty impacts of value chain development Ford in LA<br />
  6. 6. 2011 Publications of wide interest<br />Nang’ole EM, Mithöfer D and Franzel S. Review of guidelines and manuals for value chain analysis for agricultural and forest products. ICRAF Occasional Paper No. 15.<br />Kiptot, E. and Franzel,S. Gender and agroforestry in Africa: Are Women Participating? ICRAF Occasional Paper No.13. <br />Mithöfer D Framework for economic impact assessment of production standards and empirical evidence. In Mithöfer and Waibel (Eds) Vegetable Production and Marketing in Africa. CABI<br />
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  13. 13. Producers’ motivation for collectiveaction in kola in Cameroon Amos Gyau<br />

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