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Farming for a Profit: Technical Guidance for Smallholder Financial Planning

Smallholder farmers need to understand the production costs and profitability of their existing farming systems to realize the potential of investing in new approaches. This guide to farming for a profit gives practical advice on financial skills, step-by-step instructions for calculations, an introduction to business plan development, and key resources for further reading.

This guidance is mainly for project staff working with smallholder farmers, who may want to enter commercial markets or earn more cash income, and are often new to financial planning.

The guide can be downloaded in English, French and Spanish.

Sarah Corley
Sarah is Deputy Director at DFI and is responsible for developing the DFS profession and providing opportunities for capacity building outside of our online course provision. She has over 20 years of experience within the learning and capacity development within the development and health sector, and is passionate about being a catalyst for change.

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