In June 2010 SNV, together with IFAD, organised a conference on ‘brokering knowledge for upscaling best practices in Inclusive Markets Access in East & Southern Africa’, which brought together over 70 participants from 11 African countries from donor, public and private sector to share experiences. This report summarizes the main issues discussed during the conference, of which the main focus was seeking to bring about systemic change for larger-scale sustainable inclusive markets with a wider significance.
The main purpose of this study was to explore the potential of camel milk from the Isiolo district in Northern Kenya to access sustainable formal markets. And secondly, establish whether the value chain presents a business case for investments by the private sector and development agencies interested in increased livelihoods of pastoral communities and other actors involved in the value chain.
This annual report provides more detail of the strategic position choices SNV made in East and Southern Africa in 2007 and illustrates our approach with case studies from our practice.
This assignment was commissioned by SNV, HIVOS and Solidaridad - Horticulture and Food Security Programme, and implemented by SNV and Fineline Systems and Management between March and August 2012. The obective was to develop and analysis and strategy for the bean sub-sector within the Markets for the Poor (M4P) framework. The analysis includes the overall sub-sector perfomance and position of the poor within it; the structure, players and relationship that describes how it operates; key systemic constraints on the sub-sector; main elements of the sub-sector strategy; and specific interventions consistent with the analysis and strategy.