Testing a new approach to drive inclusive business in Peru

Originally posted on the DAPA blog CIAT (International Center for Tropical Agriculture) has worked successfully for many years on the development of models for inclusive business culminating in the LINK method. Though this work we collaborate with a range of partners to support the design and testing of novel, more inclusive approaches to agribusiness with the end goal of >> Read more

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