Innovations & Case Studies

Learn how to implement smallholder service delivery innovations with our practical guides and case studies.

Innovation Guides

Innovation Case Studies

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Service Hubs: One-Stop Centres to Cater for Farmers’ Needs More Effectively
Service hubs are "one-stop shop" facilities, often set up in remote areas, designed to provide farmers, SMEs, and agribusinesses with convenient access to a variety of agricultural services.

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Achieving a Sustainable, Well-Functioning Service Coalition Through a Service Coalition Manager
A Service Coalition Manager (SCM) is a strategic function created to coordinate and manage the relationships and exchange of services between value chain actors in a service coalition (e.g. input providers, off-takers, financial service providers). The mandate of the SCM is to align coalition members on a common strategy, coordinate division of roles and responsibilities, and facilitate data sharing to create synergy in joint service delivery to smallholders and manage a sustainable service coalition.
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Closing Last-Mile Delivery Gaps by Rapidly Building a Commission-Based Agent Network
Agent networks seek to cover the last mile of service delivery, thus bridging gaps between companies and smallholder farmers (SHFs). This innovation is also known as community-based agents, rural promoters, last-mile deliverers, village-based agents, agri-entrepreneurs etc.
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A Service Coalition Structure to address Challenges in Kenya’s Aquaculture Value Chain
A service coalition is a strategy that builds or strengthens horizontal coalitions of value chain players (VCPs) that coordinate the delivery of complementary goods and services to farmers. Service coalition provides the benefit of specialized complex service provision while offering farmers a wide range of complementary services.