During its virtual 2020 Annual Conference (Nov. 3–5), the ReSAKSS released its 2020 Annual Trends and Outlook Report (ATOR). This chapter use recent data to quantitatively assess whether membership in producer organizations affects technical efficiency of smallholders and whether the design and governance of such organizations affects the organizations’ performance. The results reveal that membership is associated with greater efficiency and that the design of organizations and their governance can enhance their commercial performance. Policymakers would thus do well to work with producer organizations and further build their governance capacity and membership base for successful implementation of the country’s agricultural development strategy.
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