International conference on livestock value chain finance and access to credit: Call for abstracts

Improving the livelihoods of livestock smallholders and other value chain actors through livestock value addition and marketing is constrained by the lack of access to finance, working capital, affordable quality inputs, and well-structured value chains.  To address this issue, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in partnership with the Swaziland Water and Agricultural Development Enterprise (SWADE) >> Read more

Discussing challenges and opportunities to address gender inequalities in agricultural value chains during the 2016 WTO Public Forum

The session “International value chains in agriculture: challenges and opportunities to address gender inequalities” organized by IFPRI with support from PIM took place on 29 September as part of the 2016 WTO Public Forum. 

LINK-ing smallholders with modern markets: three success stories

The LINK Methodology is a participatory guide created by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and partners in 2007 to foster inclusive commercial relationships between rural producers, especially smallholders, and modern markets. The version used and recommended today is a 2014 update released with support from the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and >> Read more

Business models to benefit women and men farmers: LINK methodology with gender lens

This story by Tatiana Gumucio originally written for the CIAT blog tells about how adding a specific gender lens to the already proven LINK methodology (set of tools for developing inclusive business models) can help promote business environment that better serves both men and women smallholder farmers. The pilot testing of the updated LINK was carried out with vegetable >> Read more

Piloting 5Capitals-G: a gender-responsive tool for assessing poverty impacts of value chain development

A new methodology to assess the poverty impacts of value chain development in a gender-responsive way is set to prove its value in a pilot phase, starting mid-2016 in Guatemala, India, and Peru. To prepare for the launch of the methodology called 5Capitals-G, field researchers from three parts of India were trained in a workshop >> Read more