Information for G03647
Policy and Institutional Mapping for Small Scale Producers' Participation in Dynamic markets in Indonesia
Rapid changes are taking place in agri-food markets in middle and low-income countries, including Indonesia. The spread of dynamic modern retailers, wholesalers and food processing businesses is reshaping the way that food systems are governed. Small-scale agriculture, which supports the livelihoods of the majority of rural poor, is poorly prepared for these changes. Public policy
makers and development partners are generally remote from changes taking place within the market. They lack evidence upon which to support policy dialogue and intervention.
The purpose of this pilot work in Indonesia is to:
• Contribute to and re-enforce the work of the team at the Padjadjaran University in the context
of the C1 macro and meso studies and explore whether applying new approaches on policy and institutional mapping can help refine key questions for completion of the empirical research.
• Pilot some of the key stages in the tool kit as a contribution to the wider Indonesia policy processes and to learn lessons that are of value to both Indonesia and of more general interest to
other countries engaged with such national policy and institutional analysis.
This publication forms part of the Regoverning Markets project.
The Regoverning Markets project focused on the modernisation of agrifood markets in emerging economies, and implications for small-scale producers. The goal was to secure more equitable producer and trade benefits in response to those changes. It was a multi-partner collaborative research programme made up of a consortium of some 20 research organisations and funding agencies.
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