|Innovation Title||Farmer Business school (FBS) to generate inclusive value chains for the pro-poor agri-enterprise development in Asia|
|Innovation description||Farmer Business school is a participatory action learning approach to support farmer groups’ participation to and benefit from agricultural value chains guided by a market-chain curricular framework, through a series of learning activities over a production-marketing cycle, including interaction with other chain actors and stakeholders. It is a modular/ step-wise platform for developing or upgrading value chains especially fit for small farmer-entrepreneurs.|
|Reporting Staff||Diego Naziri (CIP)|
|Innovation Type||Social Science|
|Stage of Innovation||Stage 4: uptake by next user|
|Stage Description||In 2020, the IFAD investment Fisheries, Coastal Resources and Livelihood Project implemented in the Philippines by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources of the Department of Agriculture has continued to adapt and scale the FBS principles by establishing 12 additional FBS (230 participants).|
|Has a lead organization||yes|
|Lead Organization||International Potato Center|
|Top 5 contributors||International Food Policy Research Institute|
|All partners||Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Central Tuber Crop Research Institute-National Agricultural Research System (NARS); International Potato Center-CGIAR Center/Program (Center); Meghalaya Basin Development Authority-Government|
|Main CRP||CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas|
|Flagship project||FP5-Improved livelihoods at scale|
|Cluster||CC5.4-Scaling RTB agri-food system innovations|
|Other CRPs-Flagships-Clusters||CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas,FP4-Nutritious RTB food and added value through postharvest intervention
|Main Sub-IDO||Increased capacity of beneficiaries to adopt research outputs|
|Other Sub-IDO||Diversified enterprise opportunities|
|Evidences||"Diego Naziri. (1/7/2018). Farmer business school with climate change and gender perspective in agro-forestry context. Indonesia: International Potato Center (CIP).""Adelbert Kharlyngdoh, M. Anantharaman, Evangel Shanpru, Diego Naziri. (1/9/2018). Cassava production marketing and utilization in Meghalaya, India: results of a value chain assessment. Lima, Peru: International Potato Center (CIP)."Golden Egg Blog: Farmer business schools|
"Arma Bertuso. (1/8/2019). Stories from the FoodSTART+ and SOLID collaboration on farmer business schools in Indonesia. Lima, Peru: International Potato Center (CIP)."Bertuso, A.; Koostanto, H. 2019. Stories from the FoodSTART+ and SOLID collaboration on farmer business schools in Indonesia. Stories from the field; 13. Food Resilience Through Root and Tuber Crops in Upland and Coastal Communities of the Asia-Pacific (FoodSTART+) Project. Lima (Peru). CIP. 4p.
"Diego Naziri, Arma Bertuso. (1/7/2019). Farmer business school with climate change and gender perspective: Learning and monitoring guide. Lima, Peru: International Potato Center (CIP)."International Potato Center. 2019. Connecting smallholder root and tuber growers to markets through Farmer Business Schools. Food Resilience Through Root and Tuber Crops in Upland and Coastal Communities of the Asia-Pacific (FoodSTART+). Lima (Peru). ISBN 978-92-9060-528-7. 65 p.
"Claudio Velasco Mc Lean. (23/10/2019). Implementation of Farmer Business School to Improve Small-scale Farmers ’Access to Markets in Peru and Bolivia. Lima, Peru: International Potato Center (CIP)."
|Outcome Impact Case||130 Farmer Business Schools help in creating and diversifying livelihood opportunities for 3,500 women and men farmers in four Asian countries https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11766.1/aa1d60
130 Farmer Business Schools help in creating and diversifying livelihood opportunities for 3,500 women and men farmers in four Asian countries https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11766.1/290dbf