ODI Natural Resource Perspectives

Briefing papers

ODI Natural Resource Perspectives present accessible information on current development issues and are sent to a wide audience of policy makers, researchers and people working in the non-governmental sector. The series ran from 1994 to 2008.

John Farrington, Editor of the NRP series, writes "Unfortunately, Sida support to the series has come to an end, and though they are happy with the series, their funding priorities have changed and enquiries have established that the series can no longer be included in their portfolio.

It has been a privilege, and a very enjoyable one, to edit the series since it began some 14 years ago, and we hope the existing NRPs will continue to be a valuable resource to you."

Walking tightropes: Supporting farmer organisations for market access

Briefing papers | November 2005 | Ephraim Chirwa, Andrew Dorward, Richard Kachule, Ian Kumwenda, Jonathan Kydd, Nigel Poole, Colin Poulton, Michael Stockbridge

As NGOs, donors and governments encourage both scaling up and diversification of Farmer Organisations' activities and membership, this paper draws on research on FOs in Malawi to suggest principles for policy and practice in support to FOs.