Agricultural Productivity Context: Promoting Agriculture, Governance, and the Environment (PAGE) Project
The PAGE project worked with smallholder cocoa producers—most of whom were vulnerable, including war widows and youths—to address production-to-market transactions and develop competitive agricultural and rural enterprises using a market systems approach.
This case study highlights the importance of the facilitation role of the development organization to ensure that stakeholder workshops take place. In the project, a national level stakeholder summit took place to address the constraints and opportunities of the national cocoa value chain in Sierra Leone.
This case study contributes to the Integrating Very Poor Producers Into Value Chains Field Guide, prepared by World Vision through the USAID-funded FIELD-Support LWA. The Field Guide focuses on allowing practitioners to more effectively reach the very poor through the use of a market systems approach to enterprise and market development.