Whither Private Extension Model? Private Extension and Productivity of Smallholder High Value Agriculture Farmers in Kenya
This case study describes the rationale for providing private extension, the implementation, the impact achieved, and the lessons learned. This will be especially useful for stakeholders in the value chain, including offtakers, extension service providers (both public and private), inputs suppliers, and stakeholders considering implementing similar strategies. BIF piloted two contract farming interventions that involved the provision of private extension services. In these two interventions, BIF’s focus was on the avocado and mango value chains.
Viable or Premature? Contract Farming, Smallholder High-value Agriculture, and Household Welfare in Kenya
This case study describes the rationale for contract farming, the implementation of the intervention, the impact achieved, and lessons learned. This will be useful for stakeholders considering implementing similar strategies. The two interventions involved the production and marketing of mango and avocado through contract farming in Kenya.
This report investigates and maps the current tour guide situation in Myanmar. Capacity issues, gaps, strengths, challenges and opportunities are identified and market change for the poor is discussed with examples of how tourism can produce direct, indirect and dynamic effects.
BIF is recruiting a Market Lead to join the Kenya Tea Swaps Project team. The project focus is on designing and piloting the use of swaps as a mechanism to purchase tea at the Mombasa auction. The market lead would be responsible for running campaigns to identify and communicate with key stakeholders in the tea industry to ensure that they are bought-in to the concept of tea swaps.
BIF is recruiting a HVA Finance Lead to work alongside the HVA Technical Lead and BIF Kenya team; responsible for providing technical expertise on financing for agricultural supply chains.
BIF is recruiting a HVA Technical Lead to work alongside the BIF Kenya team; responsible for providing technical direction and the development of HVA interventions inline with the market strategy.
BIF undertook a 'rapid' assessment of the malting barley market in Ethiopia to identify areas of under-performance that constrain smallholder farmers' benefits from the market and that can be addressed through private sector investment.
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