Sustainable inclusion of smallholders in the emerging high quality cassava flour value chains in Africa: challenges for agricultural extension services
Review statusPeer Review
MetadataShow full item record
Adebayo, K., Abayomi, L., Abass, A., Dziedzoave, N., Forsythe, L., Hillocks, R.J., ... & Westby, A. (2010). Sustainable inclusion of smallholders in the emerging high quality cassava flour value chains in Africa: challenges for agricultural extension services. Journal of Agricultural Extension, 14(1), 1-10.
Permanent link to cite or share this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/90378
Based on the premise that smallholders often get excludedas markets become more commercial, this paper draws lessons from the Cassava: Adding Value for Africa (C:AVA) Project by exploring the main issues and challenges facing extension service partners in five African countries (Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, Ugandaand Malawi). These lessons include issues around competiveness in the supply of raw material, assisting smallholders to produce value-added products competitively, working with a range of partners at different stages in the value chain to take pilot studies to scale, ensuring and maintaining quality, selecting appropriate technologies for different circumstances, anticipating negative effects of the market environment on smallholders and ensuring that strategies for ensuring benefits for women and other disadvantaged groups are incorporated into extension service operations. It concluded that one strategy does not work in all countries and, while positive government support for cassava development is helpful, the real challenge is in the need to target markets according to realisable capacities of the smallholder actors in the value chain.
SubjectsFOOD SECURITY; MARKETS; NUTRITION; SMALLHOLDER FARMERS; FOOD SCIENCE; VALUE CHAINS; AGRIBUSINESS; LIVELIHOODS; FOOD SCIENCE
Investors/sponsorsBill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- IITA Journal Articles 
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Title:The cassava biotechnology network (CBN): fostering cassava biotechnology impact for national programs and small-scale farmers: considerations as CBN members begin planning participatory research projects with cassava farmers and processors Authors:Thro, AMDate:1997Type:Conference PaperStatus:Open Access
Title:Symtom severity of cassava mosaic disease in relation to concentration of African cassava mosaic virus in different cassava genotypes Date:2003-02Type:Journal ArticleStatus:Limited Access
Title:Use of Tissue Culture Techniques to the Conservation and Exchange of Cassava Germplasm Material /Health Certification of Planting Material. In: Advance Course in Modern Technologies for Cassava Production and Processing: Support to Sustainable Development of the Cassava Sector in the Caribbean Region. CIAT, Palmira, Colombia, 14 March, 2011 Date:2011Type:PresentationStatus:Open Access