Welcome to our new online learning platform!
We hope you find the resources available on this site useful. Please check back often to learn about new publications, projects and events.
Agriculture remains the best opportunity for the estimated 1.5 to 2 billion people worldwide living on small farms to work and trade their way out of poverty. Linking smallholders with well-functioning markets plays a critical part in long-term strategies to reduce poverty and hunger. At the same time, including smallholders in supply chains offers companies a chance to diversify and increase resilience in their supply base, while also appealing to ethically-motivated consumers.
This website is a resource for practitioners and researchers who are taking on these challenges. It facilitates the sharing of experiences and “new business models” through research papers, case studies, tools, impact studies, and descriptions of active “action-learning” projects – thereby helping companies and NGOs become more effective at realizing both development and commercial benefits.
Not sure where to start? Read our Getting Started section for some suggestions.