Market Information Systems has been selected as one of the theme for the comparative research component of the ESFIM project because these institutional arrangements have acknowledged a number of significant evolutions during the last decade with the rapid dissemination of TIC (mobile, internet access…) in rural areas which are supposed to improve farmers’ market power. However, questions remain about the relevance and the impact of MIS for enhancing farmers’ position into agricultural market, and more particularly the situation of smallholders. It is worth noting that this topic has been also earmarked as a priority in six ESFIM countries. CIRAD is the designated Agrinatura institute in charge of coordinating this research. The study benefited from the material compiled and analyzed by a research group coordinated by CIRAD on the assessment of information impact for marketing decisions.
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