Markets, Value Chains and Trade
We aim to contribute to economic resilience and development by enhancing agricultural markets, value chains and trade. Our markets, value chains and trade are not well developed and much of the agricultural produce for local consumption is traded in informal markets. But there is a strong drive by the national government for a transition from the traditional subsistence and semi-commercial production system to an agri-business oriented Micro-Small to Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) model of agriculture farming. NARI and partners would use a whole value-chain approach to address the constraints in selected priority value-chains. Other AR4D strategies will explore opportunities in enhancing value-addition or advancing other forms of downstream processing of crop and livestock products and research interventions.