The 4th Global TraPs workshop in El Jadida, March 16-18, 2012, defined a couple of cases studies, which should provide answers in the critical questions that have been defined in Workshop 2-3.
The first case studies on Smallholder farmers Access to Phosphorus (SMAP) has been financed by Syngenta Foundation. There are two projects, one in Kenya focussing the underuse Phosphorus fertilizer, and one in Vietnam fosussing overuse in urban vergetable gardening.
There will be two Mutual Learning Sessions on the Bejing conference, in which the detailed research plan is presented. Both projects target to improve the supply/value chain when investigating how to improve the agro-input provider-farmer interface when incorporating financial institutes.
There will be more information in the Global TraPs Newsletter No. 12.