Blue Rhino was asked to compile a Knowledge Product (K-product) for KMP on the following issue: Value chain design for food security (2013). This product explains how value chains can impact food security by improving farming and post-harvest practices and by diversifying farmers’ income. In order to succeed, it is necessary to include various financial and non-financial institutions during the intervention process. Food security relies on improved social service provision such as health, entrepreneurship and infrastructure. Involvement of stakeholders such as the national and local government, multilateral donors, NGOs and, education and training providers is of crucial importance.
The Rural Finance Knowledge Management Partnership (KPM) is a joint initiative of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Alliance for Green revolution in Africa (AGRA), the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), and the African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (AFRACA). It undertakes joint rural finance activities and provides implementation support to IFAD-funded projects in East and Southern Africa (ESA).