IDH has developed the block farming model, rethinking the traditional supply-demand relationship to support more reliable sourcing of cassava roots to processing factories.

The block farming model is a structure used to manage supply chains in an inclusive and sustainable way, with a block farm as the focal point of production. The model has for example been adopted by ten organisations in Nigeria as an effective approach to improve livelihoods of smallholders while creating sustainable supply chains.


Check out our guide where we look at how IDH’s block farming model is being used to tap into the unfulfilled potential of Nigeria’s cassava industry.

We look at what the model is, and how it helps develop agricultural practices in a sustainable way. We’ll explore how the block farming model can simultaneously benefit smallholder farmers, communities and processing companies in creating food systems that are better for society, the environment, and domestic, regional and international markets.

The block farming model guide