In many countries, it is not the policy, as such, but the budgetary, technical and/or administrative implementation of the specific policy that falls short and needs to be adjusted to generate positive impact for smallholders. Policy instruments and institutional arrangements have to be designed and built in a technically feasible and effective way for the objective of poverty reduction and food security to be reached. And learning between countries on the pros and cons of these instruments is key in this innovation and policy design process. ESFIM’s overall objective is to generate demand-driven action research supportive to the policy activities undertaken by farmers’ organisations to strengthen the capacities of smallholder farmers in developing countries to generate remunerative cash income from markets by creating an enabling policy and regulatory environment as well as effective economic organisations and institutions.
ESFIM Newletters report on current highlights in the programme:
- (October 2012) Download PDF: ESFIM newsletter October 2012
- (February 2012) Download PDF: ESFIM newletter February 2012
- (March 2011) Download PDF:ESFIM newletter March 2011
Case-studies on organisational intelligence of economic farmer organisations in Bolivia
During 2011, 38 economic farmr organziaciones have been studied to describe the rules and regulations that they implemented to resolve the tesnion between the nterest of the group and the interest of the individual member when engaged in collective marketing. The studies have emerged in a partnerhsip between ESFIM (www.esfim.org) and FONDOECAS (www.fondoecas.org). The latter uses the studies as a base-line fo an impact study. ESFIM uses the studies to feed a portal on ‘organisational intelligence’: www.collectivemarketing.org.
The studies are available for download: read more »
(Español) Evo Morales promulgó la Ley de OECAs el 26 de Enero 2013
(Español) JNC se moviliza contra los abusos del servicio de impuestos a las cooperativas
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Making the Connection: Value chains for Transforming Smallholder Agriculture – Session 12: Farmer Organizations in Value Chain Policy Making
ESFIM presented outcomes of its research -for-advocacy work in the UNECA/CTA International Conference “Making the Connection: value chains for transforming smallholder agriculture. Four National Farmers Organisations (NFOs) presented the process and the outcomes of their advocacy work and the role of evidence and research in it: JNC-Perú, CPM-Madagascar, FUPRO-Benin, and NASFAM-Malawi. Stephen Muchiri form the Eastern Africa Farmers’ Federation (EAFF) chaired the session. read more »
(Español) BOLIVIA – Aprobación del Proyecto de Ley de Organizaciones Económicas Campesinas, Indígenas Originarias y la Integración de los sujetos de la Agricultura Familiar Sostenible para la Soberanía Alimentaria
ESFIM on GCARD2 in Punta del Este
ESFIM participated in the Second Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (http://www.egfar.org/gcard-2012) in Punta del Este, Uruguay, in a break-out session on 30 October 2012 Briefing_Paper_Session _P3 2_Turning innovation into market opportunity_11-10-12_Final. Three ESFIM partner NFOs presented their experiences: CMC-Costa Rica, CAF-Uruguay and JNC-Perú. Also FFF-the Philippines was present at the conference. The GCARD-conference aims to increase the effective steering of reseach, especially in the international research centres (CGIAR), towards smallholders’ interest. ESFIM, farmer-led research for advocacy was presented as an innovative model of research funding and demand-led research governance, and a necessary complement to ‘bridge’ the gap between the research community and the farmer organisations. The break-out session can be viewed as a web-cast on You Tube http://tinyurl.com/ccabrba.