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Small producer empowerment and inclusive market

Countries:
Start project:
  • 2017
Donors:
  • Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Partners:
  • HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation

Contribute to an enabling service and governance environment, resulting in the increased inclusion of marginalized group and their organizations in value chains to improved incomes and livelihoods. Key problem is small producers are unable to acquire access to the opportunities, skills and resources. Intervention like lobby-advocacy, capacity building, research and knowledge is being taken. The stakeholders are producers, service providers association, private sector, extension agent etc.

The goal of Pathway 3 is to contribute to an enabling service and governance environment at local, regional and international levels, resulting in the increased inclusion of marginalized group (small-scale producers including women, youth and workers) and their organizations in value chains, which contributes to improved incomes and livelihoods of these groups and sustainable value chain development. The key problem is small producers are unable to acquire access to the opportunities, skills and resources to upgrade and do not have the capabilities to engage with and influence the market system to reap the benefits that arise from upgrading processes. To address the problem, intervention like lobby-advocacy, capacity building, research and knowledge will be taken. Finally it is expected that empowered producers have higher economic status through increased income as result of improved access to services, finance and market. The stakeholders are partner NGO, service providers association, private service providers, extension agent, producers group, federal producer group, private company, department of cooperative etc. The geographical focus of pathway 3 is in North of Bangladesh.

Some important lobby issues under the pathway 3:
Lobby issue 1: Does government provide any specific support to smallholder farmers to strengthen their bargaining position in dealing with agribusiness and other corporate, for example through public extension services that include modules on contracts and rights, or facilitating the development of and access to private sector providers of similar services?
Lobby issue 2: Does the legal framework recognize and protect organized farmer groups that are not legal cooperatives? Does the policy framework promote farmer groups other than formal cooperatives?
Lobby Issue 3: Is there a legal requirement to consult with smallholder farmers on policies that will affect them? Are special measures in place to ensure women are adequately represented in consultations?

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Project started:
  • 2017
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  • 2018
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  • 2018
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