The insights from this report: Service Delivery Models- Insights for continuous improvement and farm impact, signify a key milestone on the journey to create cost-effective and scalable solutions, that allow smallholders to grow and sustain their businesses.
Over the past years IDH has been partnering to deliver services to smallholder farmers for improving their productivity and livelihoods. In doing so, we seek to prototype service delivery models (SDMs) which not only create real impact for farmers, but that also make commercial business sense. However, we found that there is barely any “science” on this. There is limited data and evidence on what works and what doesn’t, on cost structures, on funding models, on levers for driving cost-effective impact, etc.
Therefore, we initiated a systematic, data-driven approach to understanding and improving SDMs with ten partners in the coffee and cocoa sectors. This report presents the overall findings of these case analyses. It provides data-driven insights on topics such as farmer profitability and value creation, service optimization and financial structures of SDMs. With the report we aim to contribute to a more professional business management approach to smallholder service delivery.
Some of the key findings from the report include:
We hope that you enjoy reading and that it inspires you to innovate. If you have ideas or suggestions, or would like to get involved in this topic, please contact us through Iris van der Velden (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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