Ian Gregory, IFDC agribusiness market development specialist, outlined the essential requirements of efficient voucher programs during an Agriculture Council Seminar on “Voucher Schemes for Enhanced Fertilizer Use” on January 25, 2012, in Washington, D.C., held by the USAID Bureau for Food Security.

Gregory shared his first-hand experience with specific programs in Malawi and Ghana. According to Gregory, “We still have a lot to learn about voucher programs and more research and demonstration needs to be done so that their full potential can be realized as part of holistic market development.”