Impact Evaluation of Support to Collective Action for Agricultural Value Chain Development in Nepal
This study examines different forms of support for smallholders provided through farmers’ groups and cooperatives in Nepal. It finds that multidimensional support involving productive assets and training is especially effective.
The results indicate that support for marketing is another particularly effective form of support. Of individual support elements, the study finds that training has the most substantial and significant effects and is crucial to the effectiveness of other measures. More focus on training and less on inputs alone would increase the impact of support for smallholders.