Integrating Value Chain research across CGIAR

In early October 2018, PIM’s Flagship on Inclusive and Efficient Value Chains hosted a workshop on Integrating Value Chain Research across CGIAR. The goal of the meeting, held jointly with our partner Wageningen University and Research, was to catalyze the development of a CGIAR Value Chains community of practice.

WEBINAR: Measuring policy distortions along agricultural value chains: Lessons from Africa and Asia

When: 17 October 2018, 10-11 am EST Presenter: Simla Tokgoz, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)   Measuring policy distortions along agricultural value chains: Lessons from Africa and Asia from IFPRI-PIM The global agricultural sector is undergoing a transformation, with a rapid expansion of trade in processed agricultural commodities. With this transformation comes expanded >> Read more

The reality of food losses: A new measurement methodology

Measuring food loss, identifying where in the food system it occurs, and developing effective policies along every stage of the value chain are essential first steps in addressing the problem of food loss and waste in developing countries. Food loss has been defined in many ways, and disagreement remains regarding proper terminology and measurement methodology. New paper addresses the existing measurement gap.

How much for the local apples?

Study showed that nearly 75% of consumers in Cusco, Peru were willing to pay at least 10% more for the locally grown fruits. Those ready to pay premium were on average younger, more educated, had higher household incomes, and had more young children.

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