The Farm-to-Market Value Chain Approach: Linking Smallholders to Wal-Mart in Honduras

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Number: 
139
Total Pages: 
8
Published On: 
2009

This paper describes the experience of Fintrac's farm-to-market value chain approach in Honduras, begun in 2000. The case study highlights sustainable, systems-focused technical support for smallholders linked with Wal-Mart (registered as Hortifruti in Honduras) and other buyers. The program relied on such elements on the value chain approach as a market system perspective, recognition of the importance of relationships, and facilitating changes in firm behavior.