Do you have interesting experiences in targeting specific categories of farmers (and other entrepreneurs)? Did the targeting of specific categories help achieving success?
Programmes and investments in food and nutrition security could be more effective when interventions are (better) adapted to the different target groups. Often, agrifood programmes and investments are designed to reach several groups or clients, not always with a clear rationale how the different groups of farmers or entrepreneurs would be reached out to. See also a short video from a recent debate in the NL that explains it clearly.
As a network, we want to feed the Dutch and international policy debate with ideas on how to improve this situation. For this, we would like to know the practical experiences of network members.
What cases are we looking for?
A project/programme that used a particular targeting strategy to focus on one or more particular groups of farmers (see also triangle figure attached):
Smallholder farmers with commercial potential
Commercially successful smallholder farmers
Medium - large farmers
That targeting strategy was effective (preferably with some results information).
The cases may be from any agricultural value chain or sector; and from any country. We kindly ask a one page description. Background material, audiovisuals or weblinks optional)
15 October 2018
What will be done with your case?
Top 3 of most interesting cases will be published in AgriProFocus publication on targeting. Cases will also be discussed with Dutch politicians by AgriProFocus NL policy working group. We will keep in touch with you on details, ownership of the case will remain with author.
Please send the cases, or any further question, to me: firstname.lastname@example.org