Land and water are key resources for a farmer. But knowledge, credit, market information and technology are also indispensable 'raw materials' for good farming. In developing countries, it is often those services that producers lack access to. Yet, they are at the same time determining factors for productivity, quality, food safety and the impact on the environment. How can collaboration between chain partners improve access to essential services and innovation for farmers?
Farmers need constant training to keep up with new knowledge and techniques. But in the chain projects we very often work together with farmers who have rarely had education and learning opportunities.