This guide is the fourth in a series of documents designed to support agencies implementing participatory agroenterprise development programs operating within defined geographical areas. This guide was developed as a key step in the 'area-based approach to rural agroenterprise development'. It is based on the principles of developing market-led interventions that go beyond single intervention projects. The aim of this guide is to enable service providers to work with a range of actors in selected market chains and design interventions that initiate systemic changes in the marketplace. 113 p. 21.5 x 28 cm.
Keywords: Small enterprises; Rural areas; Farmer participation; Market research; Farmers; Small farms; Markets; Developing countries; Participatory research; Productive chains; Rural agroenterprises
This guide is the second in a series of documents designed to support agencies implementing participatory agroenterprise development programs operating within defined geographical areas. The aim of this guide is to provide a systematic means to select and evaluate an area; establish an overall working group to support inter-institutional agroenterprise development; profile client groups to implement enterprises; agree area plans for joint activities. 53 p. 21.5 x 28 cm.
Keywords: Participatory research; Rural development; Enterprises; Small farms; Partnerships; Community involvement; Capacity building; Empowerment; Training; Innovation; Planning
This guide is a product of the experiences and lessons learned while implementing agroenterprise projects in eastern and southern Africa. The guide is based on a resource-to-consumption framework, which is the central theme of the "enabling rural innovation" (ERI) approach for rural development. This approach seeks to empower farmer groups with the necessary skills to make informed decisions for their economic development, based on an analysis of their surroundings, assets and skills. The methodology also aims for outcomes that are equitable, gender focused and participatory. 130 p. 21.5 x 28 cm.
Keywords: Agroindustry; Participatory research; Agroindustrial sector; Development projects; Small farms; Planning; Partnerships; Community involvement; Marketing; Market research; Supply balance; Teaching materials; Latin America; Africa; Asia
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