Agricultural / Producer Organization Technical Tools

The pilot phase includes the identification, development and testing of various agricultural / producer organization technical tools for use in field implementation.

These tools include

  • Model marketing contracts
  • Good business practice manual/tool
  • Training materials for developing market linkages - product market assessments, existing and potential linkage review tools
  • Check-list for selecting local agricultural technical assistance firms, costing of services and payment options, service contract models/templates
  • Guidelines for specific agricultural product options (i.e., variable lines of credit, input supplier advance credit, factoring, solidarity/group loans, warehouse receipts, etc.)

Participating credit unions should be able to disseminate lessons learned / best practices to other interested credit unions upon completion of the pilot phase.