Thumbnail Image

Understanding and using market information










Related items

Showing items related by metadata.

  • Thumbnail Image
    Book (stand-alone)
    Market research for agroprocessors 2003
    Also available in:

    Market research is essential before embarking on any agroprocessing venture. This guide describes, in fairly simple terms, the market research that agroprocessors can carry out, and some of the ways of doing such research. It is addressed to entrepreneurs and companies who are planning to develop or expand medium-sized agroprocessing businesses. It is also intended to be used by banks who need to understand the potential market before lending for agroprocessing, by consulting firms and individua ls offering market research services in developing countries and by government agencies and policy-makers interested in developing the agroprocessing sector.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Book (stand-alone)
    The Extension and Advisory Service Systems Yardstick (EAS-Y)
    A scoring tool to generate evidence on performance and outcomes
    2022
    Also available in:
    No results found.

    Extension and advisory services (EAS) play a key role in facilitating innovation processes, empowering marginalized groups through capacity development, and linking farmers with markets. Advisory services are increasingly provided by a range of actors and funded from diverse sources. With the broadened scope of EAS and the growing complexity of the system, the quantitative performance indicators used in the past (e.g. related to investment, staffing or productivity) are not adequate anymore to understand whether the system is well-functioning. To enable evidence based and informed policy and investment decision for extension and advisory systems, the EAS-Yardstick (EAS-Y) has been developed through a consultative expert process. It constitutes a holistic scoring tool based on a comprehensive set of metrics that can capture all the nuances of the pluralistic EAS. Metrics are organized into two modules, related to EAS performance and to EAS outcomes, each subdivided into key EAS topics. These cover elements of the EAS enabling environment, scope and provision of services, and coordination, collaboration and learning in the system. At the outcome level, topics include the acquisition of skills, changes in behaviours and livelihood transformations. All metrics are operationalized through a scoring mechanism. EAS-Y is digitally enabled through the Kobo toolbox and is used for participatory assessments in various contexts. Assessments can support a systematic crosscountry analysis, complementing findings from more specific impact evaluations of EAS interventions or in-depth process evaluations. As such, it contributes to substantially enhance EAS system performance and outcomes by guiding investment and policy decisions.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Book (stand-alone)
    Market Information Services - Theory and Practice - Full Document 1998
    Also available in:

    Recent years have seen an increased interest in the provision of market information. In part, this reflects the movement away from state-sponsored marketing in many countries and especially those which have been undergoing structural adjustment. This has been accompanied by a recognition that if marketing activities formerly carried out by the state are to be taken over by the private sector then some government support needs to be provided to promote the creation of a competitive market. Even c ountries in which the private sector has always played a thriving role in agricultural marketing are increasingly coming to recognise the need for a greater measure of official assistance in areas such as legislation, infrastructure provision, marketing extension and Market Information Services.

Users also downloaded

Showing related downloaded files

No results found.