Scaling Impact: Extending Input Delivery to Smallholder Farmers at Scale



Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO)


January 2015


Ben Fowler
Dan White

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About the Publication 

Smallholder farmers represent the majority of the world’s farmers as well as the majority of the world’s poor. Though it has been established that the application of improved inputs (such as fertilizer, agrochemicals, and seeds) can increase both yields and income, improved input access remains low.

This paper strives to inform the development of market systems that improve smallholder access to and adoption of commercial inputs. Previous studies have focused primarily on cases where donor funding has facilitated market change. This report, on the other hand, considers a diversity of models but focuses particularly on those that have reached significant scale.

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