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dc.contributor.authorGertjan Becx, Imogen Davies*
dc.contributor.editorImogen Davies, Claudia Canepaen
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-04T09:30:13Zen
dc.date.available2013-09-04T09:30:13Zen
dc.date.issued2013-07-23en
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-78077-389-6en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/300747en
dc.description<p>In Tanzania, Oxfam adopted the &lsquo;Lead-Firm&rsquo; Model and partnered with Katani Ltd. to improve smallholder access to markets for sisal. Katani agreed to improve the production and processing capacity of the smallholders, and committed to purchase all quality sisal fibre. Both Oxfam and Katani funded training for smallholders, while Oxfam supplied them with loans to purchase processing equipment.</p> <p>As a result of the project, more buyers were attracted by the new supply of fibres, farmers and processors gained significant increased income, and the local sisal value chain greatly improved with sustainable connections to high-value markets.</p> <p>The Lead-Firm Model provides many advantages, but the selected private-sector actor can monopolise supply and enforce less beneficial conditions of trade. This risk can be avoided by securing more buyers and less exclusive contracts, and providing loans directly to smallholders through an independent agent.</p> <p>For more information, refer to the&nbsp;<a href="http://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/our-work/private-sector-markets" target="_blank">Private Sector and Markets</a> page, or visit our <a href="http://www.growsellthrive.org" target="_blank">Grow.Sell.Thrive.</a> community.</p>en
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dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGendered Enterprise and Marketsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/the-lead-firm-model--connecting-smallholders-to-high-value-markets-in-tanzania-300747
dc.subjectFood and livelihoods
dc.subjectApproach and methodology
dc.subjectEconomics
dc.subjectGender
dc.subjectPrivate sector
dc.titleThe Lead-Firm Model: Connecting smallholders to high-value markets in Tanzaniaen
dc.typeCase studyen
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.countryTanzaniaen
oxfam.subject.keywordCapacity building
oxfam.subject.keywordCo-operatives
oxfam.subject.keywordCorporate responsibility
oxfam.subject.keywordEconomic empowerment
oxfam.subject.keywordEnterprise
oxfam.subject.keywordEnterprise development
oxfam.subject.keywordSmallholder agriculture
oxfam.subject.keywordTraining
oxfam.subject.keywordValue chains
oxfam.subject.keywordWomen farmers
oxfam.subject.keywordSustainable livelihoods approach
oxfam.subject.keywordWomen's Economic Leadership
oxfam.subject.keywordWEL
oxfam.subject.keywordAgriculture
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment methods
oxfam.subject.keywordFinance
oxfam.subject.keywordLivelihoods
dc.year.issuedate2013en
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