A private sector-smallholder partnership must be based on common goals, with the planned results practically defined and roles and relationships and responsibilities clearly established. The strengths of the partnership rests in a joint-stake holding, which should encompass managerial, financial, institutional and resource ownership arrangements.
A systematic management of the production process is necessary to guarantee good crop yields, high quality and derived financial benefits. The farmer’s role in management is necessary to ensure that that the growers concerns are heard and that the productivity enhancement concept is accurately communicated.
Tight financial control should be maintained throughout, supported by accurate and...