Crimson Capital News Details

August, 2013

Developing the Horticulture Sector for Small Farmers in Sri Lanka

As part of the USAID-funded Asia and the Middle East Economic Growth Best Practices (AMEG) project, Crimson experts recently completed an assessment of the opportunities to increase the incomes of vulnerable households and small farmers in the horticulture sector in Sri Lanka. The assessment reviewed the existing supply chains from the small input supplier level up to retail stores/end buyers and developed a package or recommendations to improve supply chain efficiency and access for small farmers, including helping farmers introduce new strains demanded by the market; developing collection and storage points along the chain; providing farmers with better information on pricing; and supporting the development of direct linkages between farmers organizations and end buyers.

Crimson is a subcontractor to Chemonics International on the AMEG project.