Building Businesses with Small Producers: Successful by Sunita Kapila, Donald Mead

By Sunita Kapila, Donald Mead

This booklet offers a comparative research of 7 case reports that problem the various present ideals approximately stable perform within the provision of industrial improvement providers (BDS) to small and micro corporations. It additionally highlights concerns round the overview of impression, sustainability, and cost-effectiveness of such services.Three companies got specific awareness within the case experiences: advertising and marketing, entry to know-how, and enterprise and administration abilities acquisition. The case research initiatives have been drawn from Bolivia, Bangladesh, El Salvador, Ghana, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe. all the initiatives brought small manufacturers to new creation and advertising platforms and effectively promoted deepest area participation. The research of those stories appears on the feasibility of market-based BDS provision and the function of nongovernmental enterprises in construction BDS markets.

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Poverty alleviation versus growth orientation ITDG-B aims to lift out of poverty the poorest of the poor - peasants having no or very small landholdings, divorced and widowed women, and those having very low income - by bringing technology within their reach. A product with a large local market, snack food, suited the objective of reaching more people. By introducing mainly the technology and finding raw materials and packaging, the beneficiaries could run their own operations and find their own markets.

Poverty alleviation versus growth orientation ITDG-B aims to lift out of poverty the poorest of the poor - peasants having no or very small landholdings, divorced and widowed women, and those having very low income - by bringing technology within their reach. A product with a large local market, snack food, suited the objective of reaching more people. By introducing mainly the technology and finding raw materials and packaging, the beneficiaries could run their own operations and find their own markets.

Lessons learned Specialization versus diversification of assistance ITDG-B provides training, mainly in food processing and some in business management. It supplements training with field visits where a food 31 technologist or project staff member discusses with the partner organizations any concerns with the product, packaging or marketing. Other business development services, such as financial assistance, marketing assistance and raw materials acquisition, are provided mainly by the partner organizations.

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