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Innovation ID688
Version ID30
Innovation TitleFarmer 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 Cees Leeuwis (WUR), Marc Schut (IITA), Diego Naziri (CIP)
Year (Reporting)2020
Reporting statusApproved
Innovation TypeSocial Science

Stage reached

Stage of InnovationStage 4: uptake by next user
Year (Stage)2020
Stage DescriptionIn 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 organizationyes
Lead Organization
Top 5 contributors

Contributions and mapping

All partnersIndian 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 CRPCGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas
Flagship projectFP5-Improved livelihoods at scale
ClusterCC5.4-Scaling RTB agri-food system innovations
Other CRPs-Flagships-ClustersCGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas,FP4-Nutritious RTB food and added value through postharvest intervention

Scope

Geographic scopeNational
Regions
CountriesIndia,Indonesia,Philippines,Vietnam

Targeted outcomes

Main Sub-IDOIncreased capacity of beneficiaries to adopt research outputs
Other Sub-IDODiversified enterprise opportunities
Other Sub-IDO

Evidences

EvidencesAdelbert 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).Diego Naziri. (1/7/2018). Farmer business school with climate change and gender perspective in agro-forestry context. Indonesia: International Potato Center (CIP).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).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).Arma Bertuso. (1/8/2019). Stories from the FoodSTART+ and SOLID collaboration on farmer business schools in Indonesia. 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.
[https://hdl.handle.net/10568/103799]

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.
[https://hdl.handle.net/10568/102485]

Golden Egg Blog: Farmer business schools
[https://www.rtb.cgiar.org/farmer-business-schools/]

Linked Elements

Milestones
Outcome Impact Case130 Farmer Business Schools help in creating and diversifying livelihood opportunities for 3,500 women and men farmers in four asian countries
Policy