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Commercial agriculture

We have 9 items tagged with ‘Commercial agriculture’.
  • Woman selling vegetables

    Agricultural contracts and farmer agency: a shift in perspective

    Support initiatives should assist farmers’ own efforts to renegotiate trading relations, rather than assuming producers gain most from integration in agribusiness-led activities

    17 May 2021 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • Close-up of a hand holding a broken raw cocoa fruit

    Cocoa producer agency and the living income differential: lessons from civil society organisations

    This IIED webinar on Wednesday, 2 June discussed the challenges around, and opportunities for, producer voice and agency in the design and implementation of the new Living Income Differential (LID) in Ghana and the Côte d'Ivoire

    11 May 2021 | Event | Food and agriculture
  • A woman holding a mobile phone and smiling

    Using technology to overcome challenges for farmers in value chains

    Value chains are structured in ways that are unfavourable to smallholder farmers who often struggle to access finance, inputs and markets. An IIED webinar discussed how smallholders in East Africa can use technology to overcome those challenges and negotiate with buyers and input and finance providers from a position of strength

    27 May 2020 | Blog | Economics
  • A farmer standing in a field holds a mobile phone to her ear

    Webinar: Using technology to increase market and finance access for smallholders

    IIED hosted a webinar on 24 March 2020 to discuss an experience of linking smallholder farmers to targeted services and buyers and to strengthen their position with other actors

    4 March 2020 | Event | Food and agriculture
  • Green beans stacked into in a cardboard box

    Rebalancing power in the Kenya-UK green bean value chain

    Farmers and workers often struggle to influence decision-making and trading patterns within global value chains. A recent IIED webinar discussed an initiative to overcome hurdles for farmers and workers to secure a stronger voice and influence trading arrangements within the Kenya-UK green bean value chain

    9 September 2019 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • Farmers loading tea leaves in Malawi (Photo credit: nchenga nchenga, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Empowering Producers in Commercial Agriculture (EPIC)

    EPIC aims to empower rural producers and their wider communities to influence public decisions and private sector conduct in favour of bottom-up, locally beneficial and more sustainable investments in commercial agriculture.

    3 May 2018 | Project | Law
  • A conservation agriculture demonstration at the Golden Valley Agricultural Research Trust, Zambia. Conservation agriculture can increase productivity and improve soil structure (Photo: Barbara Adolph/IIED)

    Social and environmental trade-offs in African agriculture

    In sub-Saharan Africa, achieving the Sustainable Development Goal of 'zero hunger' (SDG2), while reducing inequalities (SDG10) and conserving ecosystems (SDG15), is a big challenge. A new IIED-led research project aims to develop knowledge, relationships and research capacities to address this task

    10 August 2017 | Project | Food and agriculture
  • Investing in smallholders and workers is good for business

    Across the developing world, food systems and supply chains are changing — exports are rising, particularly in fresh foods, supermarkets are playing an increasingly important role and there is a growing number of standards for safety, ethics and environment.

    21 June 2011 | Article | Food and agriculture
  • Provocation 4: Making markets work for smallholders or wage labour?

    The fourth in a series of six seminars on markets and small-scale farmers took place in Manchester, United Kingdom on 25 May 2011.

    7 June 2011 | Article | Food and agriculture
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