This presentation (in Dutch) given by Iris van der Velden, Senior Manager of Learning and Innovation for Smallholder Inclusion, at the 2017 Sustainable Sourcing Event is a short introduction to the IDH methodology used in analyzing the Service Delivery Models (SDMs) of our partners along with the key service delivery trends we have identified in cash and staple crop supply chains.
Cost-effective service models for smallholders has been a key focus in the work of IDH over the past 7 years. Across our commodity sectors, we are working with dozens of front-running companies to prototype business models for efficient upstream supplier development. From these engagements, we know there is strong drive and innovation in the private sector, but positive impact on the farm is still limited and there is hardly any “management science” for optimizing service models for smallholders.
IDH, together with our partners, is working to address this issue through a methodology that systematically analyzes SDMs to increase the value creation for both business (more and secured supply) and the farmer (higher profitability and improved livelihoods).