Scaling up note: Sustainable inclusion of smallholders in agricultural value chains
Scaling up aims at increasing the number of farmers and small producers with sustained market access, translating into improvements of their welfare. Thus, the objective is not to scale up VCD projects, but to identify from the outset how to expand the long-term benefits of VCD to more beneficiaries by ensuring sustainability and leveraging additional resources and expertise.
It also means increasing income benefits for those beneficiaries included in the chain.
Scaling up note: Smallholder institutions and organizations
Occasional paper 4: The importance of scaling up for agricultural and rural development
Scaling up programs for the rural poor: IFAD’s experience, lessons and prospects (phase 2)
Scaling up the fight against rural poverty - An institutional review of IFAD’s approach
of its strategy to combat rural poverty in developing countries. This institutional review of IFAD’s approach to scaling up is the fi rst of its kind: A team
of development experts were funded by a small grant from IFAD to assess IFAD’s track record in scaling up successful interventions, its operational policies and
processes, instruments, resources and incentives, and to provide recommendations to management for how to turn IFAD into a scaling-up institution. Beyond IFAD,
this institutional scaling up review is a pilot exercise that can serve as an example for other development institutions.