Smallholder producer organisations


Because small farmers individually cannot engage with modern agricultural supply chains, they need the support of organisations.

This 15 page section describes the potential of various types of groups that can enable smallholders to collaborate, and by doing so increase their bargaining power in the markets, their access to formal credit and insurance, and their access to agricultural inputs, including extension services.

Insights from the dairy, citrus and mango sectors in Pakistan as well as from overseas experience provides strong support for the essential role of government policy. This can help in fostering such organisations and ensuring they remain targeted on smallholders.