Agricultural Development Economics
 

Publication

Title
Access to markets for small actors in the roots and tubers sector. Tailored financial services and climate risk management tools to link small farmers to markets
Subtitle
FAO Agricultural Development Economics Technical Study 5
Author
Massimo Pera, Margherita Bavagnoli and Niclas Benni (FAO)
Publication date
10/07/2019
Abstract
The roots and tubers industry in sub-Saharan Africa has been growing steadily in recent years. Nevertheless, a series of challenges, including lack of access to finance and climate change related events, has prevented the majority of actors in these value chains, who are mainly small farmers and small processors, from taking advantage of such growth. In order to properly assess such challenges, the project “Strengthening linkages between small actors and buyers in the roots and tubers sector in Africa” conducted a series of studies to identify relevant gaps, constraints and opportunities to develop tailored financial products and risk management strategies for small farmers. The present publication provides a summary of the most important lessons learned, with the related policy recommendations.
Region
Africa