Flagship 3 – Inclusive Value Chains and Efficient Trade: January – March 2017 updates

  • PIM (jointly with IFAD) supported the International Conference on Livestock Value Chain Finance and Access to Credit held in Swaziland on 21-23 February 2017. Organized by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in partnership with the Swaziland Water and Agricultural Development Enterprise (SWADE) and the Swaziland Micro Finance Unit (MFU), the conference brought together multiple livestock value chain actors, including financial institutions, private sectors companies, and government representatives to discuss how to scale-up and replicate success stories from the sector. See event site for more information, presentations, and proceedings.
  • The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) was initially launched in Bangladesh as part of the Policy Research and Strategy Support Program (PRSSP)-designed Bangladesh Integrated Household Survey (BIHS). After collecting two rounds of empowerment data from the BIHS 2011/12 and 2015 panel surveys, USAID and IFPRI are now preparing to pilot a modified version of the WEAI to capture empowerment data for producers, wage earners, and entrepreneurs in Bangladesh’s agricultural sector under the pilot project “Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture for Value Chain” (WEAI4VC). Read more>>

Selected publications

Bouët, Antoine; Laborde Debucquet, David; and Traoré, Fousseini. 2017. The European Union–West Africa Economic Partnership Agreement. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1612. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/131079

Costagili, R., Godiah, L. M., and Wanyoike F. 2017. A rapid appraisal of the Yemeni end-market for Somali livestock exporters. ILRI Discussion Paper 34. Nairobi, Kenya: ILRI. https://cgspace.cgiar.org/handle/10568/80374

Martin, Will. 2017. Trade and economic impacts of destination-based corporate taxes. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1606. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/131065

Mitaritonna, Cristina and Traoré, Fousseini. 2017. Existing data to measure African trade. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1618. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/131099

Oduol, Judith; Mithöfer, Dagmar; Place, Frank; Nang'ole, Eddah; Olwande, John; Kirimi, Lilian; and Mathenge, Mary. 2017. Women's participation in high value agricultural commodity chains in Kenya: Strategies for closing the gender gap. Journal of Rural Studies 50 (February 2017): 228–239. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2017.01.005