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Key recommendations

For sector practitioners:

  • Increase innovation of the agricultural sector, both at production and marketing level, to improve farmers’ income
  • Opt for organic production and invest more in product labelling and branding
  • Develop tools to support local production that take into consideration economic and non-economic factors
  • Explore consumers’ preferences to develop effective and sustainable local food systems
  • Promote the development of new cooperatives of small farmers

For policy makers:

  • Restructure national incentive systems for small farmers
  • Establish quality and safety standard control systems to support export-oriented practices
  • Promote common branding for regional products
  • Discourage unfair trade practices
  • Make grant and tender procedures more accessible and ensure funds for innovative producers‘ initiatives
  • Facilitate multi-stakeholder connections and public-co-operative-partnerships