The Role Of Warehouse Receipt System (WRS) In Enhancing Smallholder Producers Access To Credit Facilities From Financial Institutions
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The Earth Institute of the University of Columbia New York, United States is the home to Global Masters in Development Practice. The Institute collaborates with International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to commence a graduate Win-Win Field Practicum Grant for students undertaking a study in development practice in all the Partner University which University of Ibadan is the only partner university in Nigeria. IFAD in collaboration with MIVARF developed an impact assessment research topic that was advertised and won. The research topic is the Role of Warehouse Receipt System in Enhancing Smallholder Producers Access to Credit Facilities from Financial Institutions: A Study of Itunundu Paddy Farmers in Iringa District Council, Iringa, Tanzania. IFAD/MIVARF supported programme.
The overall goal of this IFAD/MIVARF supported programme is to enhance incomes and food security of the target group on a sustainable basis while the development objective of the programme is to support sustainable and profitable linkage to markets. The intermediate objective of the programme is to ensure beneficiaries derive profits from production and value addition undertakings.