Working with smallholders: a handbook for firms building sustainable supply chains

A handbook for firms building sustainable supply chains


The purpose of the Working with Smallholders handbook is to enable the development of more sustainable, resilient, and productive supply chains for agribusinesses and to illustrate the substantial development impact. Smallholder farmers are both an opportunity and a challenge for food and agribusiness companies.

The predominance of smallholders in many frontiers and emerging markets makes them an integral part of agribusiness supply chains. Many firms source from smallholders or are actively seeking to source from them. Calls for fairer, more inclusive supply chains will hasten this trend. Yet the development and strengthening of smallholder supply chains remain a key challenge for many of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) agribusiness clients.

Working with the Smallholders handbook compiles innovative solutions and cutting-edge ideas for these challenges. The handbook incorporates a diverse collection of hands-on case studies from across the world regions covering a wide variety of agribusiness sectors.



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Author: International Finance Corporation

Publisher: World Bank Group

Language: English

Year: 2019

Ecosystem(s): Agricultural Land

Location(s): Global

This publication is focused on value chains in support of the work of the Food Systems, Land Use and Restoration Impact Program (FOLUR), with funding from the Global Environment Facility.

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