How to best use primary farm-level data for impactful smallholder engagement models

| 1 Oct, 2021

HOW TO BEST USE PRIMARY FARM-LEVEL DATA FOR IMPACTFUL SMALLHOLDER ENGAGEMENT MODELS 

Lessons learned from IDH Farmfit

IN THIS REPORT, IDH FARMFIT WILL:

Highlight the importance of data for improving SHF livelihoods, as well as key challenges;

Explain the value of primary farm-level data:

1. For IDH Farmfit’s engagements with the private sector—specifically, for high-quality analyses of SDMs and informed TA to make SDMs investment ready, scalable, and effective;

2. For generating aggregated insights to drive change in service markets for SHFs; and

3. For evaluating the impact of interventions on farmer livelihoods and adapting interventions accordingly.

4. Provide transparency on IDH Farmfit’s methodological approach to primary data collection at farm level, including challenges and best practices, thereby o!ering guidance and tools to others seeking to collect such data; and

5. Invite our peers to engage with IDH Farmfit to optimize our data-driven journey, to share insights and create alignment in the industry, and to reflect on the future role of primary data in smallholder agriculture.

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