Smallholder Farmer Market Access with Technical Assistance

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By the Numbers

 

CURRENT PORTFOLIO AS OF MARCH 31, 2017:

 

Percent of Total Current Capital Deployed
8 Partners

 

CUMULATIVE AS OF MARCH 31, 2017:

 

$26.3M Capital Deployed
13 Partners
6 Countries

 

CALENDAR YEAR 2016:

 

$7.4M Capital Deployed
11 Partners
69,727 Farmers
100% Rural Farmers
14,738 Individuals Trained
30,240 Tons of Chia, Coffee, and Sesame Purchased from Farmers

Increasing and Stabilizing Incomes

There are an estimated 500 million smallholder farmers in the world. Smallholder farming is often characterized by lack of access to markets, fair prices and quality agronomic technical assistance. 

 

Global Partnerships aims to improve the economic position of smallholder farmers and their families by investing in agricultural businesses that provide them with market access and technical assistance.

 

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.