Documents in the NTIS Technical Reports collection are the results of federally funded research. They are directly submitted to or collected by NTIS from Federal agencies for permanent accessibility to industry, academia and the public.  Before purchasing from NTIS, you may want to check for free access from (1) the issuing organization's website; (2) the U.S. Government Printing Office's Federal Digital System website http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys; (3) the federal government Internet portal USA.gov; or (4) a web search conducted using a commercial search engine such as http://www.google.com.
Accession Number PB2013-104747
Title Food, Agriculture and Rural Markets (FARM) Project Mid-Term Evaluation Report.
Publication Date Dec 2012
Media Count 115p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract Decades of civil war and the resulting disinvestment in human and physical capital have left what is now South Sudan as one of the least developed countries in the world, lacking many of the basic conditions to support development. With its high production potential, agriculture represents one possible driver of economic growth. However, a myriad of obstacles stand in the way of realizing this potential. These include limited to no use of improved agricultural production technologies and practices that keep productivity low; poor transportation infrastructure that make markets inaccessible to many farmers; low rates of literacy and numeracy that limit farmers abilities to effectively practice farming as a business; lack of financial services available to farmers; and weak to non-existent policy, legal and regulatory framework to support agriculture. USAID launched the Food, Agriculture and Rural Markets (FARM) project in mid-February, 2010. The Mission designed the project to deliver rapid economic benefits to smallholder farmers by increasing production, improving access to markets as surpluses increased and improving the capacities of the private and public sectors to support market-led agriculture. The project works directly and intensively with farmer-based organizations (FBOs) to disseminate inputs, knowledge and services aimed at increasing production. It concurrently works to link farmers to traders and teach both groups the business skills necessary to operate effectively. Finally, through training and support for developing agricultural policy, it builds public- and private-sector capacities to support market-led agricultural growth.
Keywords Agricultural production
Agriculture markets
Developed countries
Economic growth
Farmers
Food
Food Agriculture and Rural Markets(FARM)
Rural markets
Sudan


 
Source Agency Agency for International Development
NTIS Subject Category 43B - Economic & Community Development
98B - Agricultural Economics
96A - Domestic Commerce, Marketing, & Economics
Corporate Author Management Systems International, Inc., Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1310
Contract Number N/A

Science and Technology Highlights

See a sampling of the latest scientific, technical and engineering information from NTIS in the NTIS Technical Reports Newsletter

Acrobat Reader Mobile    Acrobat Reader