‘Market pull’ for specific commodities is likely to be a key driver of sustainable intensification, both from the perspective of promoting improved crop and animal husbandry for better productivity and in providing incentives for natural resource management.
Institutional mechanisms that enable farmers and other community members to participate in markets are important, and will, in part, be addressed by this project interacting with other projects (such as USAID mission, ….) that focus on value chain development.
- What are some key factors that determine the engagement of farmers in markets?
- What key commodity value chain development efforts in the Ethiopian Highlands are you aware of that could interact with our current project?
- Are there existing mechanisms that provide a forum for project interaction with such development efforts?