Improved connectivity of food producers and providers with their input suppliers and the consumers is a win-win arrangement for players at both ends of the food supply chain. Viable food systems will require the operation of efficient, effective, and inclusive supply chains, and a properly functioning competitive framework. For example, weak postharvest chains in rice could reduce the value of milled rice by 10%-30% in the market.
Enhancing connectivity means the integration of the agriculture sector with domestic and international consumer markets, as well as nonfarm sectors so that small farmers, women, and other vulnerable groups will have their fair share of the benefits. Building connectivity includes: