Ghana Roadmap

AMEA launched the Local Network in Ghana in 2024 but an initial Roadmap process was made possible by leadership from AGRA, Agriterra and Rikolto in the lead-up to the launch. This draft Roadmap aims to support the development of synergies between current and planned agri-BDS initiatives; and establish a platform for action learning based on […]

Ethiopia Roadmap

In Ethiopia there has been an excellent, multi-stakeholder process and a detailed Roadmap for 2023-2025 developed. This Roadmap is now owned and led by the Ethiopian Business Advisory Service Providers Association (EBASPA). The seven pillars of this Roadmap are:   Quality of Agri-BDS provision benchmarked Online portal for BDS services, providers, and other stakeholders developed […]

Uganda Roadmap

Uganda is ahead of other countries in that it already has a National BDS Framework in place. This is available for download through the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development. The overall objective and pillars of the Framework are shown below. The first movers under this Framework are AMI/PSFU who have enabled 2 BDS […]

Côte d’Ivoire Roadmap

The development and improvement of the Agri-BDS system in Côte d’Ivoire will address three major issues:   Ensure the quality of people, coaches and service provision Improve synergies by implementing a mechanism to encourage coordination between existing BDS providers Achieve scalability by sharing cost-effective approaches and programmes reaching a wide range of FOs and Agri-SMEs […]

Corus International’s Food Safety Tool

With funding from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) through the AMEA network, Corus International created an innovative Food Safety-First (FS-First) Budget Tool to help farmer organizations’ ability to cost out and plan steps to enhance their professionalism and meet food safety standards for their buyers and consumers. The tool provides a step-by-step guide […]

Access to finance lessons from the cocoa sector in Côte d’Ivoire

AMEA commissioned a case study to understand if the technical assistance and Business Development Services provided to producer organizations has enabled them to access finance. Additionally, this study highlights promising approaches to delivering segmented, targeted capacity development and explores the need for a database of cocoa Producer Organizations. Download the case study here

AMEA Annual Learning Event

This report is AMEA’s first Annual Learning Report and synthesizes the learning from case studies undertaken in 2020. It begins by outlining the purpose of this report and providing a short overview of the case studies and their outcomes. The report then discusses the lessons learned and ends with a learning agenda for 2021. Download […]

Cocoa in West Africa (ALP & SCOPE)

Project: the Agribusiness Leadership Programme and Farmer Organisation assessments (experience from private sector-led programmes in Cote d’Ivoire and Cameroon). Based on an agriculture human capital case study prepared for FAO and IFPRIAuthor: Ann Gordon Download the case study here