Income Smoothing through Agricultural Marketing Intervention
The project will improve the knowledge and skills of participating farmers so that they can increase and stabilise their income.
Build a sustainable extension delivery system for inventory credit and methodologies for savings and credit so that farmers not directly participating in the project lifetime can take advantage of the introduced technologies.
Improve rural farmers access to formal sector credit facilities and open up opportunities for financial institutions to lend to the rural poor.
Improve and stabilise producer price fluctuations of agricultural commodities, resulting in the rural poor earning higher incomes.
Improve farmers capacity to access the market with a stronger bargaining position.
S&LM helps farmers to organise and manage money more efficiently.
ISAMI will be building the capacity of local service providers and banks to operate two distinct methodologies in order to achieve its aims. In addition to the IC and SL&M, the project will also aim to build the capacity of the participating civil society institutions (farmer groups and Extension Service Provider) to operate more effectively.
There are 3 distinct phases: Phase 1 is about setting up and confirming that the proposed project is still viable. Phase 2 is about testing and refining methodologies and building the capacities of key member of participating partners. Phase 3 is about how the local partners can scale up the piloted methodologies in Kabala and how they and other participating civil society groups can look after the interest of their members.