Case Study 1 – Organised Pacific farmers as partners in inclusive food crop and fisheries value chain development

Year of Publication: 2020

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‘Organised Pacific farmers as partners in inclusive food crop and fisheries value chain development’ is the first of 6 case studies as part of our ‘Building Capacity for Change – Innov4AgPacific Lessons Learned and Advocacy Series’.

These feature the lessons that we have learned through our journey with our Pacific partners in Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Marshall Islands, and Vanuatu.

What is in it for you?

(i)                 Knowledge on innovative approaches and ideas that you have revealed.

(ii)                Evidence-based policy recommendations to support informed decision making

(iii)               Strategies for replicating certain approaches and actions to maximise return on investments

Key Messages

• Farmer leaders/key experts are ‘game changers’ and need technical backstopping and financial support, to proactively lead innovation in their organisations for making a difference to the livelihoods of thousands of farmers.

• Exposure to interactive training, good practice, and context-specific blended learning – both on and offline as well as through experience sharing – develops the capacity of farmer leaders/key experts to transform Pacific agri-food and nutrition-sensitive systems.

• Empowered farmer leaders/key experts will use their knowledge and skills to up- and out-scale lessons learned at local, national, and regional level, to influence institutional change.

• Successful implementation of farmer-inclusive business models requires strong public-private-producer partnerships and an enabling policy environment.