Mark Lundy
Center for Tropical Agriculture

Mark Lundy is a researcher at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture, CIAT, in Cali, Colombia. His work focuses on rural enterprise development with small holder farmers and includes topics such as the establishment of learning networks to increase NGO and farmer capacities for enterprise development, how private companies can better partner with small holder farmers, the role of public and donor agencies in supporting better market linkages and how to establish and sustain effective trading relationships between buyers and small holder farmers that add business value while reducing rural poverty.  Mark is lead author of a series of guides on participatory rural enterprise development and an active participant in the Sustainable Food Lab and other multi-stakeholder forums focused on sustainability and small holder inclusion in Latin America and Africa. He holds a B.A. in International Relations, an M.A. in Latin American Studies and a M.Sc. in Community and Regional Planning


Articles by Mark Lundy

  • Mark Lundy

    LINKing Smallholders : A guide on inclusive business models

    The Linking Farmers to Markets programme is one of the six thematic areas of the Decision and Policy Analysis (DAPA) research programme at the International Center of Tropical Agriculture’s (CIAT). Since 2007 it has conducted action research on inclusive business models, which has been distilled in a participatory guide to Business Models that link smallholders to markets. The LINK Methodology aims to foster inclusive trading relationships between farmer organisations and formal markets.

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