Sunday, June 21, 2009

Roads, connectivity and markets

The importance of roads in establishing a link between production site and market:

As recently as 5 years ago, farmers in Belanting had to pay Rp15,000 ($1.26) to take 100 kilos of rice to the market, a fee that significantly cut into their already narrow profit margins. Today, Mr. Maca says he only pays Rp1,000-less than 10% of what he previously did- and profits from his farm have more than doubled.

That’s from a project funded by ADB in Philippines.

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