Smallholder Farmer Market Access with Technical Assistance

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By the Numbers

 

CURRENT PORTFOLIO:

 

$4M Capital Deployed
10 Partners

 

CUMULATIVE AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2016:

 

$24.9M Capital Deployed
13 Partners
96,321 Lives Impacted

 

CALENDAR YEAR 2015:

 

$8,506,500 Capital Deployed
11 Partners
67,719 Farmers
100% Rural Farmers
21% Female Farmers
50,748 Individuals Trained
92,669 Tons of Chia, Coffee, and Sesame Purchased from Farmers

Increasing and Stabilizing Incomes

There are an estimated 450 to 500 million smallholder farmers in the world. Smallholder farming is often characterized by lack of information, low quality or improper use of inputs, and poor planting practices. 

 

Global Partnerships (GP) invests in agricultural businesses that provide improved market access and technical assistance to smallholder farmers.

 

Who is Served?
The target demographic is smallholder farmers that manage fewer than five hectares and live on less than $3.10/day.

What is Delivered?• Access to markets and higher prices via purchase contracts and price premiums
• Crop-focused technical assistance and basic financial management.

Why is it Impactful?
Household incomes increase and/or stabilize as smallholder farmers:
• Make better use of inputs
• Reduce post harvest loses
• Diversify their crops
• Increase and/or stabilize yields
• Obtain higher and/or more stable prices

How is it Sustained?
The agribusiness purchases products from smallholder farmers and sells to international or domestic buyers. The cost of technical assistance is funded by the enterprise’s sales margin.