Increasing small-scale farmer benefits from agroforestry tree products in West and Central Africa- AFTP4A

Published on 1 January 2010

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Start Date: 1 January 2008 | End Date: 31 December 2011

Overview

This project will contribute to improving participation and active involvement of poor farmers in agroforestry tree product value chains and markets in order to increase and diversify their incomes and make them more sustainable.

 

The goal of this project is to increase, diversify and stabilize incomes of poor small-scale farmers in West and Central Africa through increasing their participation in and benefits from agroforestry tree products value chains. Projects general objective is to develop socio-economic viable and environmentally sound value chains for selected agroforestry products in Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The specific project objectives are as follows:

1. To develop improved technologies and techniques for production, harvest and post-harvest of the target products;

2. To develop effective organizational mechanisms and arrangements to strengthen linkages between actors in the respective Agroforestry Tree Products (AFTP) value chains;

3. To establish a community-based market information system covering all target products;

4. To identify policy and institutional constraints and assess opportunities that facilitate the integration of poor farmers in the AFTP value chains, including national and regional policy options that address these constraints; and

5. To compile research findings in training and extension materials and put in place effective strategies for dissemination of new technologies and mechanisms.

In order to increase poor farmers’ participation in agroforestry tree products value chains, the project aims to achieve the following five major outputs.

1. Improved technologies and techniques for production, harvest and post-harvest of the target products developed.

2. Effective organizational mechanisms and arrangements to strengthen linkages between actors in the AFTP value chain developed.

3. A community based market information system covering all target products established.

4. Policy and institutional constraints identified and opportunities assesses that facilitate the integration of poor farmers in the AFTP value chains, including national and regional policy options that address these constraints.

5. Research findings compiled in training and extension materials and effective strategies for dissemination of new technologies and mechanism put in place.

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3 Responses to “Increasing small-scale farmer benefits from agroforestry tree products in West and Central Africa- AFTP4A”

  1. I want to lead my search on this application

  2. Can you send me this project report

  3. Nadeem Raza says:

    what is the marketing of agro-forestry products?

    enlist the main all products?

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