Building Businesses with Small Producers

Building Businesses with Small Producers

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Building Businesses with Small Producers presents the findings and a comparative analysis of seven case studies that challenge current beliefs about good practice in the provision of business development services (BDS) to small and microenterprises. The book also highlights issues concerning the assessment of impact, sustainability and cost-effectiveness of such services. Each case study - from Bolivia, Bangladesh, El Salvador, Ghana, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe - shows how small producers were introduced to new production and marketing systems and how private sector participation was successfully promoted. The analysis of these experiences looks at the feasibility of market-based BDS provision and the role of non-governmental organizations in building BDS markets. The analysis presented here reminds us that, to provide effective assistance to small producers, business development services often need to be provided in a multi-faceted and flexible manner.It distributes and markets ram presses, peanut mills and planting seed. ... manual ram press began in Tanzania in mid-1986. ... It could also be used to produce castor bean oil for industrial use or jatropha seed oil as a diesel fuel substitute.2 The press, however, was large and heavy ... 1993 US$1 = Z$3.89 1997 US$1 = Z $9.29 1994 US$1 = Z$4.97 1998 US$1 = Z$10.82 1995 US$1 = Z$6.20 1999 US $1anbsp;...

Title:Building Businesses with Small Producers
Author:International Development Research Centre (Canada)
Publisher:IDRC - 2002


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