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Improving Smallholder Access to Purchased Inputs in Sub-saharan Africa

Gordon, A.

Improving Smallholder Access to Purchased Inputs in Sub-saharan Africa

by Gordon, A.

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Published by Natural Resources Institute .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Tertiary education; Professional and scholarly.

StatementA. Gordon.
SeriesPolicy S -- No.7
The Physical Object
Paginationiv,47p. ;
Number of Pages47
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18660245M
ISBN 100859545164

Abstract There are more than 60 million smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Declining soil fertility is a fundamental impediment to agricultural growth and a major reason for slow growth in food production in SSA. In sum, modern input use is not as low as is commonly believed, but there is room for considerable improvement, in both the level and method of input use. Although the conventional wisdom remains largely true, some movement is occurring on Africa’s agricultural input front. Conventional wisdom.

Smallholder access to improved seeds 28 Smallholder access to inorganic fertiliser 30 Background: common perception of low inorganic fertiliser use in sub-Saharan Africa 30 Challenge of low response rates of maize to fertiliser 32 Reasons for low response rates of maize to fertiliser 33 Implications for input File Size: 1MB. smallholder farmers across sub-Saharan Africa, as they “learn by doing”. These cases and strategies have emerged from the Grow Africa – IDH Smallholder Working Group (SWG)1, which organizes private sector learning and engagement on topics selected as relevant to the day-to-day operations of these businesses working with Size: 1MB.

T he potential of smallholder farming has not yet been fully realized, although it is responsible for 70 per cent of the food supply in Africa (Steinmann, ).According to a recent report by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) on food insecurity in Africa (), priority must be given to economic growth in this sector as agricultural investment is an effective way to: 1) reduce Cited by: 2. Print a two-page fact sheet on this project [PDF]» Overview. IFC is working with Ecom, a global leader in commodity trading, to raise the productivity of smallholder farms, improve the quality of their coffee, and have a positive impact on the livelihoods of farmers in Kenya.


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Gordon: : Books. This paper is about policies and interventions to promote increased access to purchased inputs by smallholders in sub-Saharan Africa. It is one of a series of papers, targeted at a wide audience in the development community, intended to contribute to increased focus on poverty by informing and stimulating debate, policy and action amongst key players in the development by:   Citation.

Gordon, A. Improving small-holder access to purchased inputs in sub-Saharan Africa. Policy Series 7, Natural Resources Institute (NRI), Chatham, UK (). Improving smallholder farmers access to agricultural services in Sub Saharan Africa is a central challenge facing governments in the region.

Structural adjustment and a commitment to market-based agricultural development have reduced the direct role of the state in providing services.

In most countries publicly financed marketing boards haveCited by: Abstract. This paper is about policies and interventions to promote increased access to purchased inputs by smallholders in sub-Saharan Africa.

It is one of a series of papers, targeted at a wide audience in the development community, intended to contribute to increased focus on poverty by informing and stimulating debate, policy and action amongst key players in the development processAuthor: Ann Gordon. Improving the access of smallholders to agricultural services in sub-Saharan Africa In some cases, groups of farmers can purchase supplies and market their produce profitably.

This article describes research carried out jointly by the Natural Resources Institute and the Plunkett Foundation, involving visits to five countries in sub-Saharan Cited by: Crawford E, Kelly V, Jayne TS, Howard J () Input use and market development in sub-Saharan Africa: An overview.

Food Policy – View Article Google Scholar Rusike J, Howard J, Maredia M () Seed sector evolution in Zambia and Zimbabwe: Has farmer access improved following economic reforms?Cited by: Smallholders’ land ownership and access in Sub-Saharan Africa: a new landscape.

(English) Abstract. While scholars agree on the importance of land rental markets for structural transformation in rural areas, evidence on the extent and nature of their operation, including potential obstacles to their improved functioning, remains by: 6. The history of producer organizations in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is a mixed one.

In the past, producer organizations often failed to provide desired services due to dependence on government support, which led to heavy political interference as well as internal leadership and managerial problems.

However, the hasty retreat of the state following adjustment and market liberalization reforms Cited by: Sub-Saharan Africa: The state of smallholders in agriculture SUMMARY This paper provides an overview of agricultural and economic characteristics of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), in comparison with other developing regions and the opportunities which the File Size: 6MB.

G:/Jobs/Standing/NRI Policy Series/PS07 - /Improving Sm 29/5/01 Amended by Colin Wragg 1 INTRODUCTION This paper is about policies and interventions to promote increased access to purchased inputs by smallholders in sub-Saharan Africa. It is one of a series of papers which seeks to elaborate the relationship between.

In sharp contrast to the experience of Asia where food productivity growth occurred through intensification and use of improved seeds, fertilisers and irrigation, food production in Africa continues to rely on extensive land use practices.

Markets and improved market access play an important role in improving the incomes of smallholder farmers in the developing countries, 25Despite this, participation of smallholder farmers in markets in most sub-Saharan African countries remains low due to a range of : Olutosin A.

Otekunrin, Siaka Momoh, Idris A. Ayinde. Smallholder farms, prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa, often serve the dual role of supplying food for the household and providing products for markets to generate income 6,7, intrinsically linking.

smallholder access to m arkets, im proved technol ogies and ot her related serv ices in sub-Saharan Africa. While presenting the challenges to learn from experiences and avoid pitfalls, the key.

Sub-Saharan Africa. Introduction. Much of the sustained agricultural growth necessary for economic transformation comes from expanded input use, especially of modern inputs—like improved seed, fertilizers and other agro-chemicals, machinery, and irrigation—that embody improved by: It is generally accepted that Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) farmers often have low yields which could be increased, all else equal if they bought more “external inputs” (chemical fertilizer, pesticides, and Cited by: 9 Challenges faced by agricultural mechanization in sub-Saharan Africa 9 Affordability 11 Availability 13 Lack of farmer skills 13 Constraints within the private sector 18 Gender issues in smallholder mechanization CHAPTER 3 19 Opportunities provided by agricultural mechanization in sub-Saharan AfricaFile Size: 1MB.

ZIMBABWE'S EXPERIENCE WITH INTENSIVELY MANAGED OUTGROWER SCHEMES. The term 'outgrower scheme' is often reserved for schemes where agri-business has considerable control over the smallholder production process, providing a large number of services, such as input credits, tillage, spraying and harvesting.

The smallholder provides land and labour in return for this comprehensive extension/input package. Agricultural input subsidies, a form of social protection, are often considered an important means of improving agricultural productivity in low- and middle-income countries.

However, their effectiveness and efficiency remains contentious with respect to productivity, economic and consumer welfare measures, as well as food and nutrition by: 1.

Abstract Poor households access their food from the market, subsistence production and transfers from public programmes or other households.

In the past rural households produced most of their own food, but recent studies have shown an increase in dependence on market purchases by both urban and rural households, in some cases reaching 90% of the food by: Improving soil fertility management in Sub-Saharan Africa. There are more than 60 million smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).Declining lack access to information because of sporadic extension contacts, a weak unavailability of other purchased inputs; or, as in .This paper summarizes the deliberations at a meeting convened by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation held in Beijing in October Farm power and mechanization are agricultural production inputs that will be essential to raise the labor and land productivity required if Sustainable Development Goals 1 and 2 (ending poverty and hunger) are to be achieved.

The smallholder farm sector Cited by: