Hubbing for impact

PIM’s Latin America and Caribbean Regional Value Chain Hub meeting with the Learning Alliance Peru PIM’s work on value chains (VC) generates much more than academic research and analysis. It includes a variety of hands-on tools and activities aimed to help development practitioners and value chain actors achieve their goals. In 2015, the VC team >> Read more

Guides for value chain development: a comparative review

In recent years, governments, donors, and NGOs have increasingly embraced value chain development (VCD) for stimulating economic growth and combating rural poverty. In line with the rise in interest, there has been a proliferation of guides for facilitating the design and implementation of VCD. Authors of the paper recently published in the Journal of Agribusiness >> Read more

RTB and PIM collaborate to make value chain work gender responsive

This blog was originally posted on the Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB) website. With the aim of making postharvest work more inclusive, effective and equitable, RTB teamed up with the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions and Markets (PIM) to support efforts to integrate gender into value chain approaches, tools and interventions. 

Linking small dairy producers to dynamic markets: three business models from Kenya

In November last year, the Livestock and Fish CGIAR Research Program commissioned an external evaluation of its value chain approach. One of the evaluators’ main concerns was that researchers spent their time analyzing how the livestock and fish value chains were working from an economics perspective but little work had been done on characterizing successful business >> Read more

African Dairy Value Chain Seminar: lessons, tools, approaches to African dairy development

As we've already reported earlier, in September 2014, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU(CTA) organized a dairy value chain seminar with support from the CGIAR Research Programs on Policies, Institutions, and Markets and on Livestock and Fish. The main topics of discussion were: African smallholder inclusion into dairy value chains Private-sector >> Read more