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Linking smallholders to the new agricultural economy: Evaluation of the Plataformas program in Ecuador. Impact brief. March 2010








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    Linking Smallholders to the New Agricultural Economy: An Evaluation of the Plataformas Program in Ecuador 2009
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    This paper analyzes the impact of participation in multi-stakeholder platforms (Plataformas) aimed at linking smallholder potato farmers to the market in the mountain region of Ecuador. It describes and evaluates the Plataformas’ program to determine whether it has been successful in linking farmers to higher-value markets and the effects that such connections have brought, particularly with regard to farmers’ welfare and to the environment. The analysis is run comparing a set of different and c arefully constructed control groups to beneficiaries and using various specifications. Results are strongly consistent across the different specifications and are sound across the counterfactuals, suggesting impacts are adequately identified. Findings suggest that the program was successful in improving the welfare of beneficiaries, while potential negative environmental impacts, particularly with relation to agrobiodiversity and use of agrochemicals seem not to be a concern. Mechanisms through which impacts have been achieved are analyzed. Little spillover effects are found.
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    Vinculando a los Pequeños Productores a la Nueva Economía Agrícola: Una Evaluación del Programa Plataformas en el Ecuador 2009
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    This paper analyzes the impact of participation in multi-stakeholder platforms (Plataformas) aimed at linking smallholder potato farmers to the market in the mountain region of Ecuador. It describes and evaluates the Plataformas’ program to determine whether it has been successful in linking farmers to higher-value markets and the effects that such connections have brought, particularly with regard to farmers’ welfare and to the environment. The analysis is run comparing a set of different and c arefully constructed control groups to beneficiaries and using various specifications. Results are strongly consistent across the different specifications and are sound across the counterfactuals, suggesting impacts are adequately identified. Findings suggest that the program was successful in improving the welfare of beneficiaries, while potential negative environmental impacts, particularly with relation to agrobiodiversity and use of agrochemicals seem not to be a concern. Mechanisms through which impacts have been achieved are analyzed. Little spillover effects are found.
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    Transaction Costs, Institutions and Smallholder Market Integration: Potato Producers in Peru 2005
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    The paper analyses the impacts of transaction costs on the degree of household market integration using survey data collected from smallholder potato farmers located in the Peruvian Andes. The analysis focuses on the impacts of transaction costs differentiated as information, negotiation and monitoring costs. Two proxies are used to measure the degree of market integration of households, namely quantity sold in the market and sales in large markets. The results show that, in addition to transpor t costs and market prices, information, negotiation and monitoring costs affect market integration. The study reinforces previous results and sheds light on possible policy options to support smallholders in improving their access to national and global markets.

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