Toward leaner and more effective value chain development. Special journal edition on inclusive VCD and associated services

Since the early 2000’s, practitioners and researchers have been working on ways to design market-oriented development interventions with smallholders. Many of the findings have provided positive experiences by a given NGO or project in a particular context. Early writings helped to put value chain development (VCD) on the development agenda, while advancing innovation in market-based >> Read more

New global data tool on agricultural policies provides insight into policy impacts

Press-release, May 10, 2017 (cross-posted from IFPRI) Washington, D.C. – The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) announced today the launch of the Ag-Incentives Consortium website, a user-friendly online database facilitated by IFPRI, that aggregates agricultural policy data into an interactive tool for guiding more informed policy. The Ag-Incentives Consortium brings together data from the >> Read more

Book: Innovation for inclusive value-chain development: Successes and challenges

The new book edited by a group of authors working with our Inclusive Value Chains and Efficient Trade research flagship talks about value-chain development (VCD) for stimulating economic growth and combating rural poverty, that has been increasingly embraced by governments, nongovernmental organizations, donors, and the private sector. The book helps to fill the current gap in systematic knowledge about how >> Read more

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.