Strengthening the Linkages Between Malian Cereal Farmers and Buyers. Policy Brief #1: Coordination Challenges and Policy Implications

February 8, 2018 - Author: , Veronique Theriault, and John Staatz

Ryan Vroegindewey, Veronique Theriault, and John Staatz, 2018, Strengthening the Linkages Between Malian Cereal Farmers and Buyers Policy Brief #1: Coordination Challenges and Policy Implications

Key Messages:
Opportunities for smallholder farmers in high-value cereal markets do exist, but transaction costs can impede their participation. Policy can reduce transaction costs by enhancing the cereal market environment. Value chain actors and their development partners should carefully assess market prices and transaction costs when considering the establishment of coordination structures as well as the costs to operating these structures.

The authors would like to thank the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture and the Center on Conflict and Development at Texas A&M University for funding this research, and l’Institut Polytechnique Rural de Formation et de Recherche Appliqué (IPR/IFRA) in Mali for their research partnership.

Version française:
Ryan Vroegindewey, Veronique Theriault, et John Staatz, 2018. Renforcer les liens entre les producteurs et les acheteurs de céréales au Mali: Note de Politique n° 1: Défis de coordination et implications des politiques. Michigan State University

Tags: collaborative in-country policy brief, value chain research

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