FAO GUIDELINES FOR INPUT TRADE FAIRS AND VOUCHER SCHEMES, April 2013, v1
|Post date||Monday, 10 June, 2013 - 11:19|
|Content Themes||Agriculture, Cash and Vouchers|
|Filed under||Cash and Markets|
A voucher scheme is a delivery mechanism that provides farmers with access to agricultural inputs and/or services. Beneficiaries are provided with a voucher that they can exchange for inputs at existing shops (i.e. retailers/suppliers). The shops must be registered with the scheme for the duration of the scheme, usually several weeks or several months. An input trade fair is a specific type of voucher scheme in which a temporary market is organized to provide a targeted population with access to agricultural inputs through the exchange of vouchers. An input trade fair typically lasts a single day.