Strengthening the Linkages Between Malian Cereal Farmers and Buyers. Policy Brief #2: Value Chain Coordination Strategies

February 9, 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 #2: Value Chain Coordination Strategies

Key Message:
In the Malian cereal markets, coordination can be led by farmers, buyers, or third-party service providers. Each of these strategies has different strengths and challenges, especially with respect to its economic sustainability. To be economically sustainable, farmer marketing cooperatives should seek an appropriate membership base, focus on value-addition activities, and develop their capacity to raise investment capital.


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 Recharche Appliqué (IPR/IFRA) in Mali for their research partnership.

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


Related Topic Areas

Mali


Authors

Véronique Thériault

Véronique Thériault
517-353-7856
theria13@msu.edu

John M. Staatz

John M. Staatz
517 896 4390
staatz@msu.edu

Ryan Vroegindewey
vroegin2@msu.edu


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