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Anticipated outcomes

Objective 1: local governments accelerate the rural cadaster production process, leading to the ability to raise levies in exchange for land tenure securement tools and use; smallholders capitalize on increased tenure security to invest in improved land management practices, eventually leading to higher, more sustainable agricultural productivity; agro-dealers benefit from information about the distribution of land assets and farm typologies at the community scale, and valuate that information base to connect smallholders to input/output and financial markets; improved market integration progressively capacitates smallholders to satisfy commercial demand for food products, particularly from growing urban areas, and to derive new sources of income for enhanced livelihoods.


Objective 2: recognizing crops within smallholder field boundaries allows agro-dealers to quantify planted areas per crop and to ignite a cascade of spatially disaggregated services for the optimization of resource use (land, fertilizer, seed, pest control), agronomic operations and harvest management; this allows for the development of field typologies, the profiling of communities, clients and suppliers, for improved yield forecasting, and for a reduction in agricultural investment risk by various stakeholders; a larger portfolio of finance and input options is liberated for smallholders, leading to a strengthened market infrastructure and to agricultural intensification.