Value chains and producer organizations

Market access for agricultural products and marketing can create income opportunities for smallholder farmers. Producer organizations can facilitate market access and improve farmers' competitiveness.

IAK carried out numerous projects where farmers were supported in the creation of producer organizations and at the same time a processing sector for their products was build up. Products like plant oils, medical plants, wool, fruits, wine, cheese or rabbits were then sold in newly established value chains.

In addition to projects in international cooperation, IAK also works with private companies/investors to support them in accessing new markets. This is mostly done by developing feasibility or market studies.