Optimizing Farm Systems Through Gender Inclusion - Leveraging agricultural service delivery (Business Brief)

IDH Farmfit
IDH Farmfit

Over the past 10 years, IDH has introduced and refined a unique market-based approach to supporting smallholder value chain development. Gender inclusion has always been an important component of this work. 


IDH Farmfit offers companies a data-driven methodology to analyze their service delivery models (SDM) across value chains, sectors, and geographies. The methodology helps businesses understand how services for smallholder farmers (such as training, access to inputs, finance, and information) can be provided most efficiently and effectively, at scale, and with a sustainable return on investment.


This brief includes (1) preliminary findings from IDH Farmfit data that explores the impact and business case for gender intentionality, (2) case studies and (3) recommendations to companies in light of IDH Farmfit’s learnings and Covid-19.