Jamal, you raise a good point which is market information. Oftentimes smallholder farmers do not receive the kinds of quality, quantity, and avoiding post-harvest lost (such as using crating) information they need to meet market demands. The traders that come to their gate--which can be a different person every time--may not either, so it can be incredibly challenging to find ways to connect those dots to get the markets working more efficiently, which would ultimately benefit everyone.
I nearly forgot to mention the importance of trust in all of this, which is a critical component in market systems approaches. If the farmers could work with the same traders over time and there would be sufficient numbers of them to be competitive ...or have a more direction connection with buyers, that would help to build the trust necessary.
Jamal Uddin said:
The development initiative is to support the SMEs for their business model designing, business planning, grant or co-investment and mentoring the business operation. We exploring partnership opportunity after formation the SMEs or just after the operation started. Then the following problems arise:
- the SMEs facing challenges to allign with the large business enterprise
- location is important issue, right partners absent in the right place
- Already large enterprise reached the solution which is offering the SMEs
-Fail to meet the actual demand of large enterprise
-Increased supply than demand/service gap
And the solution is:
- Large enterprise should the thematic area or development organization find out thematic area where new SMEs can add value to the supply chain
- Large enterprise forecast market demand or development organization find out market demand with proper study
- Large organization share their standard service/product specification so that the product or service would be up to mark and easy to allign
I think, the above steps might be useful for better collaboration
- Large enterprise