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Developing Africa's Agricultural Markets – June Collective Action News
6 July 2010

Acknowledgements: FANRPAN acknowledges CGIAR Collective Action in Eastern and Southern Africa as the source of this information

The lead story in this issue of Collective Action News is from the proceedings on the conference held in May 2009 on improving Africa’s national and regional agricultural markets. Among the many recommendations made for priority action was the need to encourage innovations that improve market efficiency and more fully integrate small-scale agro-entrepreneurs into marketing processes. Another recommendation was to support the provision of financial services to small-scale agro-enterprises and smallholder farmers – especially women – and the channeling of “smart subsidies” for farmers and small agro-businesses through private sector input suppliers in order to create market demand.

On enhancing agriculture information flow and sharing in Africa, CGMap Ongoing Research in Africa ( contributors and other users will be pleased to know that we will be showcasing the map at the Forum for Agriculture Research in Africa (FARA) General Assembly this July, with more than 350 projects listed from different CGIAR Centers, find out how you can contribute to the map on the Newsbyte section. Also make a point of validating your listed information.

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