Hi Batte Charles ! Great idea to ensure farmers get the best prices for their produce in advance. This clearly eases the time pressure. At Markit Opportunities for Smallholder Farmers we also want to obtain the best outcome for smallholder farmers and facilitate the trade to ensure it goes through according to expectations. In this process we also check crop quality. Curious how has been your team's experience with that until now, how expectations have been met on both the buyer and seller side once trade goes through. Thanks!
Hi Marcus! Great idea to share good agricultural practices at international level. A similar communication process but more focused on business coaching has been facilitated by Grow Movement (http://www.growmovement.org). Their insights and case studies might prove valuable when your implementing your idea. Have you also considered matching groups within the developing countries? Some farmers have improved their incomes with the use of new agricultural practices and technologies. They could share their experience with less developed groups, even in person if distance is not an issue. Might be easier to continue the collaboration given proximity. What do you think?