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Workshop on linking farmers to markets in West Africa - Accra, Ghana

How best can small-scale family farms in Africa be linked to markets, get access to inputs, finance and know-how to stimulate agricultural growth and reduce poverty? How can this be done both effectively and equitably? How can successes be scaled up and replicated? Central questions for agricultural and rural development in Africa, these form the focus of ‘Leaping and Learning: Strategies for Taking Agricultural Successes to Scale’being carried out by the Agriculture for Impact team based at Imperial College London working together with the Overseas Development Institute.  In partnership with the Food Agriculture Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network[FANRPAN], this one-day workshop will compare experiences of linking farmers to markets, and will be held on Friday 13 July in Accra (venue to be confirmed) from 09.00 to 17.30. During the day provisional results of a comparative analysis of cases of linking small farmers to markets, drawing on the wealth of practical experience seen in the field, will be presented. The aim will then be to comparethese to the insights of participants, most of whom will be working actively in the region on linking small farmers to markets.  Please reply to Helen Hynes, h.hynes@odi.org.uk to secure a place. Kindly find the programme outline below: