New Publications

Developing sustainable agro-input market systems for farmers in sub-Saharan Africa: upgrading through innovation

Sustainable impacts at scale require the adoption of upgraded practices by large numbers of market actors and their continued usage of these practices in the long term. This behavioural change, in turn, is driven by actors’ capacities and incentives to adopt and sustain upgrades. A systems approach can help us understand the constraints that prevent market actors from changing their behaviour and thus improving their performance and the sustainability of the system in which they operate.