Many programs are beneficial but essentially organic. Such activities result in advancements of core farming activities; training farmers in better practices, and enhancing the awareness of the industry amongst others. However there is a very large “rift” between the production itself and the respective end markets, most of which is occupied by medium and larger entities/middlemen which typically acquire the produce for the lowest possible price and realize very substantial profits in the act of transportation and distribution, or alternately operate to supply commercial scale process and export interests. Problematic to the farmers, in most cases these types of infrastructures leave the producers themselves with very little value from the overall supply chain.
Local markets are often the primary outlet for farmers to sell their produce. It is a long-standing tradition but presents a variety of limitations, especially during peak harvest events, which translates to oversupply and much lower prices.