LINK-ing smallholders with modern markets: three success stories

The LINK Methodology is a participatory guide created by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and partners in 2007 to foster inclusive commercial relationships between rural producers, especially smallholders, and modern markets. The version used and recommended today is a 2014 update released with support from the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and >> Read more

Business models to benefit women and men farmers: LINK methodology with gender lens

This story by Tatiana Gumucio originally written for the CIAT blog tells about how adding a specific gender lens to the already proven LINK methodology (set of tools for developing inclusive business models) can help promote business environment that better serves both men and women smallholder farmers. The pilot testing of the updated LINK was carried out with vegetable >> Read more

Testing a new approach to drive inclusive business in Peru

Originally posted on the DAPA blog CIAT (International Center for Tropical Agriculture) has worked successfully for many years on the development of models for inclusive business culminating in the LINK method. Though this work we collaborate with a range of partners to support the design and testing of novel, more inclusive approaches to agribusiness with the end goal of >> Read more