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Heterogeneous incentives for innovation adoption: The price effect on segmented markets Bonjean, Isabelle 2019

t is now commonly accepted that poverty alleviation and the development of agricultural value chains in low income countries require farmers to innovate. ...

Journal article
Key issues in regional growth and integration in Southern Africa 2019

The decade to 2015 saw rapid growth in trade between Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries. ...

Journal article
Japan's participation in global value chains: splitting the IO table into production for export and domestic sale Ito, Koji, Deseatnicov, Ivan, Fukao, Kyoji 2019

This paper examines Japan's participation in global value chains (GVCs). ...

Journal article
Services in Thailand and Participation in Global Value Chains Kohpaiboon, Archanun 2019

This paper examines the services sector in Thailand with a focus on regional and global value chains, highlighting the case of the logistics sector. ...

Journal article
The impact of smallholder farmers’ participation in avocado export markets on the labor market, farm yields, sales prices, and incomes in Kenya MULUBRHAN AMARE, JANE MARIARA, REMCO OOSTENDORP, REMCO OOSTENDORP 2019

Smallholder producers in sub-Saharan Africa are often unable integrate into markets and access high-value opportunities by effectively participating in global chains for high-value fresh produce.

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Journal article
Trade, value chains, and rent distribution with foreign exchange controls: Coffee exports in Ethiopia 2019

Exchange rate policies can have important implications on incentives for export agriculture. However, their effects are often not well understood. ...

Discussion paper or report
Post-harvest losses in rural-urban value chains: Evidence from Ethiopia Bart Minten, SENESHAW TAMRU, THOMAS REARDON 2019

We study post-harvest losses (PHL) in important and rapidly growing rural-urban value chains in Ethiopia. ...

Discussion paper or report
Competitiveness of African agricultural value chains FIDELE DEDEHOUANOU, BETINA DIMARANAN, DAVID LABORDE DEBUCQUET 2019

This chapter uses a statistical approach to explore African agricultural competitiveness. ...

Book or chapters
Rapid transformation of food systems in developing regions: Highlighting the role of agricultural research & innovations THOMAS REARDON, ECHEVERRIA RUBEN G., JULIO A. BERDEGUÉ, Bart Minten, LENIS SAWEDA LIVERPOOL-TASIE, David Tschirley, DAVID ZILBERMAN 2019

Developing regions' food system has transformed rapidly in the past several decades. ...

Journal article
Developing agricultural value chains SHASHIDHARA KOLAVALLI 2019

This chapter examines and compares four important but different types of value chains in Ghana: two export crops—cocoa and pineapples, and two import-substitution crops—rice and tomatoes. ...

Book or chapters
Is there a market for multi-peril crop insurance in developing countries moving beyond subsidies? Evidence from India Ranjan Kumar Ghosh , Shweta Gupta, Vartika Singh, Patrick S. Ward 2019

Researchers and policymakers have long understood the benefits of crop insurance but have been consistently disappointed by the poor performance of these programs.

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Researcher Discussion paper or report
Policy-induced price distortions along the small ruminant value chains in Ethiopia GIRMA T. KASSIE, RAHEL SOLOMON WUBIE, SIMLA TOKGOZ, FAHD MAJEED, MULUGETA YITAYIH, BARBARA RISCHKOWSKY 2019

 

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to identify sources and quantifying distortions to agricultural incentives to produce along the small ruminant value chains in Ethiopia. ...

Journal article
Building Resilience through Financial Inclusion: A Review of Existing Evidenceand Knowledge Gaps Danielle Moore , Zahra Niazi, Rebecca Rouse , Berber Kramer 2019

Low-income households around the world are particularly vulnerable to shocks, but

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Development practitioner Discussion paper or report
Beyond the business case for agricultural value chain development: An economywide approach applied to Egypt CLEMENS BREISINGER, MARIAM RAOUF, James Thurlow, MANFRED WIEBELT 2019

This paper goes beyond the “business” case for agricultural value chain development and presents an economy-wide framework to make the “development” case. ...

Discussion paper or report
Value Chains in Sub-Saharan Africa Sören Scholvin, Anthony Black, Javier Revilla Diez, Ivan Turok 2019
  • Presents original empirical research on value chains in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Studies a large variety of countries and sectors
  • Offers contributions by leading scholars
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Researcher Book or chapters
New evidence on nutrition-sensitive agricultural programs MARIE T. RUEL 2019

This chapter summarizes key findings from recent reviews of evidence of the nutritional impacts of agricultural programs. ...

Book or chapters
The way forward for nutrition-driven agriculture SHENGGEN FAN, SIVAN YOSEF, RAJUL PANDYA-LORCH 2019

This volume has highlighted the important links between agriculture and nutrition, both direct and indirect, both theoretical and practical. ...

Book or chapters
Value chain transformation RICARDO HERNANDEZ, BEN BELTON, THOMAS ANTHONY REARDON, CHAORAN HU, XIAOBO ZHANG, AKHTER AHMED 2019

The majority of literature on aquaculture in Bangladesh focuses on “microsocioeconomics” and “value chains” (VCs) and tends to have a static perspective. ...

Book or chapters
The Role of Trade Policies in Building Regional Value Chains - Some Preliminary Evidence From Africa Slany, Anja 2019

Regional value chains (RVCs) are considered as an important step towards greater integration into global value chains (GVCs), but African countries trade very little value added with each other. ...

Journal article
Food value chains for nutrition Summer Allen, Mar Maestre, Aulo Gelli 2019

Despite global goals to decrease malnutrition, there remain many challenges in providing access to a nutritious diet for all. ...

Book or chapters
Cities, value chains, and dairy production in Ethiopia JOACHIM VANDERCASTEELEN, Bart Minten , SENESHAW TAMRU 2019

This paper explores the spatial heterogeneity in dairy production in the highland production area around the capital of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa. ...

Discussion paper or report
Incomplete contracts and allocation of residual claim along the global value chains: evidence from Japan Jiang, Hanming, Zhou, Yiming, Xu, Hangtian 2019

The seminal work by Antras and Chor in 2013 predicted that, under incomplete-contracting environments, the optimal allocation of residual claim for firms participating in global production depends ...

Journal article
Impact of traditional versus modern dairy value chains on food security: Evidence from India’s dairy sector ANJANI KUMAR, ASHOK K. MISHRA, SUNIL SAROJ, PRAMOD KUMAR JOSHI 2019

The Indian government has made significant efforts to promote dairy cooperatives to link the milk producers with consumers. Despite this, milk marketing is still dominated by traditional outlets. ...

Journal article
Global value chains and policy practice: The making of linkages in the Ivorian cashew industry Jannes Tessmann 2019

The global value chain framework has gained increasing prominence as a policy tool for resource-based industrialization. ...

Journal article
Mapping the Philippines in the Offshoring Services Global Value Chain Aldaba, Rafaelita M. 2019

This paper aims to analyse the current position and potential for upgrading of the Philippines in the global value chain of information technology offshoring services. ...

Journal article
Measuring distortions to agricultural incentives for value chain analysis: Evidence from Indian value chains SIMLA TOKGOZ, FAHD MAJEED 2019

We extend the nominal rate of protection (NRP) methodology to a value chain framework. ...

Journal article
Empowerment in agricultural value chains: Mixed methods evidence from the Philippines HAZEL J. MALAPIT, CATHERINE RAGASA, ELENA M. MARTINEZ, Deborah Rubin, GREGORY SEYMOUR, Agnes R. Quisumbing 2019

Women’s participation and empowerment in value chains are goals that concern many development organizations, but there has been limited systematic, rigorous research to track these goals between an ...

Discussion paper or report
Identifying priority value chains in Tanzania James Thurlow, JOSÉE RANDRIAMAMONJY, TODD BENSON 2018

Value chain development is increasingly perceived as an important approach for agricultural development in developing countries. ...

Discussion paper or report
Measuring distortions along Tanzanian agricultural value chains FAHD MAJEED, SIMLA TOKGOZ, Summer Allen, BAS PARIS 2018

Policies targeting agricultural value chains impact Tanzanian farmers, so it is important to understand how these policies affect producer incentives and price transmission along the value chain. ...

Discussion paper or report
Investing in wet mills and washed coffee in Ethiopia: Benefits and constraints SENESHAW TAMRU, Bart Minten 2018

Local value-addition in developing countries is often aimed at the upgrading of agricultur

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Discussion paper or report
Dynamics in teff value chains 2018

The purpose of this chapter is to understand the changes that have been happening in the teff value chain in Ethiopia based on carefully fielded primary stacked surveys at different layers in the v

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Book or chapters
Identification of production challenges and benefits using value chain mapping of egg food systems in Nairobi, Kenya Joshua Orungo Onono , Pablo Alarcon, Maurice Karani, Patrick Muinde, James Miser Akoko 2018

Commercial layer and indigenous chicken farming in Nairobi and associated activities in the egg value chains are a source of livelihood for urban families.

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Researcher Journal article
Supply chain from production areas to Addis Ababa 2018

The importance of cities is rapidly growing.

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Book or chapters
Fit for purpose? A review of guides for gender-equitable value chain development Dietmar Stoian, Jason Donovan, Marlène Elias, Trent Blare 2018

This article presents a review of seven guides for gender-equitable value chain development (VCD).

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Researcher Manual or guide, Discussion paper or report
The role of food systems and value chains to improve diets in low income settings: Diagnostics to support intervention design in Malawi 2018

In this paper, we apply a mixed-method multisectoral diagnostic to examine potential interventions in food systems to improve diets of rural smallholder farmers in Malawi.

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Discussion paper or report
Nutrition-Sensitive Value Chain Development in a Changing Climate Summer Allen, Alan de Brauw 2018

It is predicted that rising temperatures and changes in precipitation patterns will substantially impact food systems.

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Researcher Book or chapters
Food systems for sustainable development: Proposals for a profound four-part transformation SHENGGEN FAN, PATRICK CARON, GABRIEL FERRERO Y DE LOMA-OSORIO, DAVID NABARRO, ETIENNE HAINZELIN 2018

Evidence shows the importance of food systems for sustainable development: they are at the nexus that links food security, nutrition, and human health, the viability of ecosystems, climate change, ...

Journal article
Climate-Smart Agricultural Value Chains: Risks and Perspectives Caroline Mwongera, Andreea Nowak, An M. O. Notenbaert, Sebastian Grey, Jamleck Osiemo, Ivy Kinyua, Miguel Lizarazo, Evan Girvetz 2018

Extreme weather is causing significant problems for smallholder farmers and others who depend on agricultural value chains in developing countries.

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Researcher Book or chapters
Understanding household preferences on the production, consumption, and sale of nutritious crops NOORA-LISA ABERMAN, TERRY ROOPNARAINE 2018

Value chains and agricultural commercialization are increasingly promoted as mechanisms for agricultural transformation, inclusive growth, and, more recently, improved food security and diets.

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Identifying priority value chains in Ghana FAAIQA HARTLEY, CHANNING ARNDT 2018

This working paper identifies agricultural activities and value chains in Ghana whose expansion is most effective at generating economic growth, reducing national and rural poverty, creating jobs,

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Discussion paper or report
Nutrition sensitive value chains: Theory, progress, and open questions Summer Allen, Alan de Brauw 2018

The second Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) challenges the world to achieve food security and improve nutrition by 2030 but food insecurity and micronutrient deficiencies remain stubbornly high a

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Researcher Discussion paper or report
Latin American experiences of application of the inclusive value chains approach Devaux Andre 2018

source: https://cipotato.org/es/comunicados-de-p

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Researcher, Development practitioner Book or chapters
Working with Smallholders: A Handbook for Firms Building Sustainable Supply Chains International Finance Corporation 2018

This handbook prepared by the International Finance Corporation presents the benefits and challenges of sourcing from smallholder farmers.

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Private sector Book or chapters
Commodity Systems Assessment Methodology for Value Chain Problem and Project Identification: A first step in food loss reduction Jerry La Gra, Lisa Kitinoja, Karol Alpízar 2017

This manual provides a methodology for identifying problems and causes leading to postharvest food losses along an agricultural value chain.

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Development practitioner Manual or guide
Coffee Value Chains on the Move: Evidence from Ethiopia Bart Minten, Mekdim Dereje, Ermias Engida, Tadesse Kuma 2017

International coffee markets are changing quickly due to market liberalization, increasingly stringent quality and safety standards, and the development of specialty coffee markets.  Coffee product

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Researcher Journal article
Formal versus informal: Efficiency, inclusiveness and financing of dairy value chains in Indian Punjab Pratap S. Birthal, Pratap S. Birthal, P.K. Joshi, Md. Tajuddin Khan, Mohd. Arshad Khan, Khyali R. Chaudhary 2017

This paper highlights that 1) Both formal and informal value chains coexist in the dairy sector of Indian Punjab, but formal value chains are prominent, 2) Resource-rich farmers partner with formal

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Researcher Journal article
Africa Agriculture Status Report 2017 John M. Ulimwengu , Gordon Conway, Ousmane Badine, Peter Hazell , Adesoji Adelaja , Juan Buchenau, Rong Chen, Hedwig Siewertsen , Kipyoge Cheluget , Joseph Rusike, David Tschirley 2017

The authors first discuss the value of value chains and how they can benefit from resilience.

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Researcher Discussion paper or report
Supporting Smallholder Commercialization by Enhancing Integrated Coordination in Agrifood Value Chains: Experiences with Dairy Hubs in Kenya Catherine W. Kilelu, Laurens Klerkx, Cees Leeuwis 2017

Recent literature suggests that to make value chains in changing agrifood systems in sub-Saharan Africa more inclusive, intermediary institutions should foster coordination.

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Researcher Discussion paper or report
Eastern and southern Africa agriculture value chain learning hub:Market needs study Caroline Kanyuuru, Neza Skorc, Steve Staal 2017

In an effort to better understand agriculture value chains market needs in relation to CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) learning hubs, the International Livestock

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Development practitioner Discussion paper or report
Governance Structures in Smallholder Pig Value Chains in Uganda: Constraints and Opportunities for Upgrading Emily Ouma, Justus Ochieng, Michel Dione, Danilo Pezo 2017

This paper analyses governance structures in Uganda’s smallholder pig value chains by applying the New Institutional Economics framework.

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Researcher Discussion paper or report
Eastern and southern Africa agriculture value chain learning hub:Market needs study Caroline Kanyuuru, Neza Skorc, Steve Staal 2017

In an effort to better understand agriculture value chains market needs in relation to CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) learning hubs, the International Livestock

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Researcher, Development practitioner Discussion paper or report
Socioeconomic Impacts of Innovative Dairy Supply Chain Practices - The Case of the Laiterie du Berger in the Senegalese Sahel Abdrahmane Wane, Jean-Joseph Cadilhonb, Mamadou Yauckc 2017

This study analyzes the Laiterie Du Berger (LDB)’s milk supply chain and its contribution to strengthening the food security and socioeconomic resources of Senegalese Sahelian pastoral households.

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Researcher Discussion paper or report
Value Chain Financing: Evidence from Zambia on Smallholder Access to Finance for Mechanization Susanna Levina Middelberg 2017

Smallholder farmers in Zambia comprise 85 per cent of the farmers’ population. Such farmers are regarded as not creditworthy and furthermore their agricultural productivity could be improved.

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Researcher Discussion paper or report
Value Chain Development with the Extremely Poor: Evidence and Lessons from CARE, Save the Children, and World Vision Dan Norell , Emily Janoch, Elly Kaganzi, Malini Tolat, Monty L. Lynn, Emily C. Riley 2017

The majority of the world’s poorest people live in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Researcher Discussion paper or report
Improving diets and nutrition through an integrated poultry value chain and nutrition intervention (SELEVER) in Burkina Faso: study protocol for a randomized trial Gelli A, Becquey E, Ganaba R, Headey D, Hidrobo M, Huybregts L, Verhoef H, Kenfack R, Zongouri S, Guedenet H 2017

Background

The SELEVER study is designed to evaluate the impact of an integrated agriculture–nutrition package of interventions (including poultry value chain development, women’s empower

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Researcher Discussion paper or report, Use case by country
Value Chain Development in Nicaragua: Prevailing Approaches and Tools used for Design and Implementation Jason Donovan, Dietmar Stoian, Keith Poe 2017

This article draws on four contrasting cases of value chain development (VCD) in Nicaragua to assess approaches and tools used in design and implementation.

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Researcher Discussion paper or report
Financing agriculture value chains in India: Challenges and opportunities GYANENDRA MANI, PRAMOD KUMAR JOSHI, ED., M.V. ASHOK, ED. 2017

Chapter 1 Financing agricultural value chains: An overview of issues, lesso

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Book or chapters
Identifying Priority Value-chains in Ethiopia Rui Benfica, James Thurlow 2017

A major challenge when designing a National Agricultural Investment Plan (NAIP) is deciding how to prioritize between different opportunities, e.g., which value-chains should be promoted over other

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Researcher Discussion paper or report
Financing agricultural value chains: An overview of issues, lessons learnt, and policy implications 2017

Chapter 1 Financing agricultural value chains: An overview of issues, lesso

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Book or chapters
ICT in Agriculture Sourcebook World Bank 2017

This resource from the World Bank provides research, analysis and case studies to the use of ICT's in agriculture in developing countries.

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Private sector Book or chapters
Measuring postharvest losses at the farm level in Malawi Kate Ambler, Alan de Brauw, Susan Codlonton 2017

Reducing food loss and waste are important policy objectives prominently featured in the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

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Researcher Discussion paper or report
Mozambique Agricultural Value Chain Analysis USAID 2016

USAID/Mozambique commissioned a value chain analysis (VCA) to prioritize and guide interventions within and across target value chains.

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Researcher, Development practitioner Manual or guide
Women in Non-Production Roles in Agriculture: A Literature Review of Promising Practices Claire Clugston, Jenn Williamson 2016

The USAID Feed the Future Initiative supports the development of agriculture as an engine of economic growth, food security, and poverty reduction.

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Researcher, Development practitioner Manual or guide
Developing gender-sensitive value chains - A guiding framework Angelica Senders, Anna Lentink, Alejandra Safa, Valentina Franchi, Sofie Lambert, Regina Laub 2016

The purpose of this publication as a part of the FAO series on sustainable food value chain development is to facilitate the systematic integration of gender equality dimensions into value chain de

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Researcher, Development practitioner Manual or guide
Toward a sustainable food system: Reducing food loss and waste Monica Schuster, Maximo Torero 2016

Reducing food loss and waste can contribute to food security and sustainability.

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Development practitioner, Researcher Book or chapters
Participatory market chain approach (PMCA): Prototype guide for integrating gender into participatory market chain approach Mayanja Sarah, Barone Silvia, McEwan Margaret, Thomas Bernet, Amaya Nadezda, Terrillon Jacqueline, Velasco Claudio, Babini Claudia, Thiele Graham, Prain Gordon, Devaux Andre 2016

The Prototype guide for integrating gender into the Participatory Market Chain Approach (PMCA) seeks to build understanding on gender issues into value chain interventions and to create the capacit

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Development practitioner Manual or guide
Potential Collusion and Trust: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Vietnam Maximo Torero, Angelino Viceisza 2016

Part of the constraints facing contract farming are the lack of proper procedures for measuring quality in production.

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Researcher Discussion paper or report
UNIDROIT/FAO/IFAD Legal Guide on Contract Farming UNIDROIT, FAO, IFAD 2015

The UNIDROIT/FAO/IFAD Legal Guide on Contract Farming is an important resource for designing contract farming arrangements.

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Private sector Manual or guide
Guides for Value Chain Development: A Comparative Review Jason Donovan, Marcelo Cunha, Steven Franzel , Amos Gyau, Dagmar Mithöfer 2015

This report presents the results of a review of 11 guides for value chain development (VCD).

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Researcher, Development practitioner Manual or guide
Value-chain development for rural poverty reduction: A reality check and a warning Dietmar Stoian, Jason Donovan, John Fisk, Michelle F. Muldo 2015

This article draws attention to the link between Value Chain Development and smallholder livelihood strategies that comprise a complex mix of subsistence and market-oriented activities and that are

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Researcher Book or chapters
Identifying Opportunities for Nutrition-Sensitive Value-Chain Interventions Alan de Brauw, Aulo Gelli, Summer Allen 2015

In the past, discussions about food security have typically focused on thequantity of food that people eat rather than the quality.

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Development practitioner Discussion paper or report
Guides for Value-Chain development: A comparative review Jason Donovan , Steve Franzel, Marcelo Cunha, Amos Gyau, Dagmar Mithöfe 2015

This article reviews 11 guides for value-chain analysis and development. It compares the guides’ concepts, objectives, and methods and identifies strengths, weaknesses, and gaps.

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Researcher, Development practitioner Manual or guide
Contract Farming Handbook Margret Will 2015

Sound planning, appropriate skills and adequate approaches for starting-up and operating contract farming (CF) schemes are key to success and sustainability.

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Development practitioner Manual or guide
Sierra Leone Agricultural Value Chain Analysis USAID 2015

A Feed the Future (FTF) program is being planned for Sierra Leone, encompassing diversified, nutrition- sensitive agriculture.

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Researcher, Development practitioner Use case by country
Identification and Analysis of Smallholder Producers' Constraints: Applications to Tanzania and Uganda Derek Baker, Jo Cadilhon, Washington Ochola 2015

This article puts forward a method for the analysis of constraints faced by developing countries’ smallholder producers.

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Researcher Discussion paper or report
The wheat supply chain in Ethiopia: Patterns, trends, and policy options Nicholas Minot, James Warner, Solomon Lemma, Leulsegged Kasa, Abate Gashaw, Shahidur Rashid 2015

Wheat is one of the four most important food grains in Ethiopia. As a source of calories in the diet, wheat is second to maize.  In terms of the area of production, wheat is fourth, after

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Researcher Discussion paper or report
The Impact of Weather Insurance on Consumption, Investment, and Welfare Francesca de Nicola 2015

Weather variations crucially act the wellbeing of farmers in developing countries yet weather insurance is rather rare.

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Researcher Discussion paper or report
Parametric versus Nonparametric Methods in Risk Scoring Manuel A. Hernandez, Maximo Torero 2014

Accurately assessing risk is key to providing appropriately priced loans to rural producers.

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Researcher Discussion paper or report
LINK methodology: A Participatory Guide to Business Models that Link Smallholders to Markets Mark Lundy, Gertjan Becx, Nancy Zamierowski, Alexandra Amrein, Jhon J. Hurtado , Erika Eliana Mosquera, Fernando Rodríguez 2014

Helps actors understand the current functioning of the market chain and key business models, design innovations that empower producer groups to engage more effectively and buyers to act in ways mor

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Development practitioner Book or chapters
Smallholders and Inclusive Growth in Agricultural Value Chains Elizabeth Dunn 2014

This paper investigates inclusive growth in agricultural value chains, with a focus on smallholder participation, upgrading behavior, and outcomes related to agricultural productivity, agricultural

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Development practitioner, Researcher Discussion paper or report
Evaluating Value Chain Interventions: A Review of Recent Evidence Michael Kidoido, Keith Child 2014

This ILRI discussion paper reviews 20 value chain interventions and discusses the econometric techniques used to address the validity of findings.

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Development practitioner, Researcher Discussion paper or report
A Toolkit on Collecting Gender & Assets Data in Qualitative & Quantitative Program Evaluations Julia Behrman, Zhenya Karelina, Amber Peterman, Shalini Roy , Amelia Goh, Chiara Kovarik, Katie Sproule 2014

This toolkit details the proper questions to ask and best practices when designing surveys about intrahousehold asset allocation.

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Development practitioner, Researcher Manual or guide
Impact of Third-Party Contract Enforcement in Agricultural Markets - A Field Experiment in Vietnam Christoph Saenger, Maximo Torero, Matin Qaim 2014

Asymmetry of information is a fundamental problem in agricultural markets.

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Researcher, Development practitioner Discussion paper or report
Review of gender and value chain analysis, development and evaluation toolkits ILRI, Mutua, E., Njuki, J, Waithanji, E 2014

Included in the Annex of a literature review on gender and value chain toolkits, this rapid assessment tool for gender and crop value chains has been developed to collect basic data on men and wome

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Development practitioner Manual or guide
Offering Rainfall Insurance to Informal Insurance Groups: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Ethiopia Stefan Dercon, Ruth Vargas Hill , Daniel Clarke, Ingo Outes-Leon, Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse 2014

We show theoretically that the presence of basis risk in index insurance makes it a complement to informal risk sharing, implying that index insurance crowds-in risk sharing and leading to a predic

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Researcher, Development practitioner Discussion paper or report
Can Dairy Value Chain Projects Change Gender Norms in Rural Bangladesh? Impacts on Assets, Gender Norms, and Time Use Agnes R. Quisumbing, Shalini Roy, Jemimah Njuki, Kakuly Tanvin, Elizabeth Waithanji 2014

Using both quantitative and qualitative research methods, the Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project (GAAP) worked with CARE-Bangladesh to assess the impact of the Strengthening the Dairy Value Ch

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Researcher Discussion paper or report
Contract farming Nicholas Minot, Loraine Ronchi 2014

Contract farming involves production by farmers under agreement with buyers for their outputs.

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Development practitioner Multimedia
Women's Crop Tool for Gendered Assessment of Control in Smallholder Agricultural Production Alastair Orr 2014

The women’s crop tool attempts to elicit women’s and men’s levels of control over important decision making (land allocation, land preparation, use of inputs, weeding, use of labor, harvesting, mar

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Researcher Discussion paper or report
Feed the Future Learning Agenda Literature Review: Expanded Markets, Value Chains, and Increased Investment Ruth Campbell 2013

The objective of this paper is to summarize available evidence on key questions for the Feed the Future Learning Agenda theme on expanded markets, value chains and increased investments, and docume

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Researcher, Development practitioner Discussion paper or report
Contract Farming and Smallholder Incentives to Produce High Quality: Experimental evidence from the Vietnamese Dairy Sector Christoph Saenger, Matin Qaim, Maximo Torero, Angelino Viceisza 2013

Producer penalties and bonuses can help reduce the incidence of side-selling and better align farmers' incentives with purchasers'. Bonuses can help ensure that farmers take the necessary measureme

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Researcher Discussion paper or report
Toolkit Gender in Value Chains Angelica Senders 2013

This book by Agri-Profocus provides a range of tools for integrating a gender perspective at different stages of value chain development interventions.

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Development practitioner Manual or guide
Adoption of Weather-Index Insurance: Learning from Willingness to Pay Among a Panel of Households in Rural Ethiopia Ruth Vargas Hill , John Hoddinott, Neha Kumar 2013

In this paper we examine which farmers would be early entrants into weather index insurance markets in Ethiopia, were such markets to develop on a large scale.

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Researcher, Development practitioner Discussion paper or report
Good Practice Handbook: Assessing and Managing Environmental and Social Risks in Agro-Commodity Supply Chain International Finance Corporation 2013

Supply chain risk has become a major area of concern for companies in the agribusiness sector, as well as for their customers, financiers, and external stakeholders.

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Private sector Manual or guide
5Capitals: A Tool for Assessing the Poverty Impact of Value Chain Development Jason Donovan, Dietmar Stoian 2012

Facilitate the design and/or assessment of interventions for value chain development, taking into account the circumstances and needs of upstream-chain actors (namely, stallholder producing househo

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Researcher, Development practitioner Book or chapters
Gender in Value Chains - Practical Toolkit to Integrate a Gender Perspective in Agricultural Value Chain Development Angelica Senders, Anna Lentink, Mieke Vanderschaeghe 2012

This toolkit provides guidance on conducting a gender-sensitive value chain selection and analysis through data collection and participatory methodologies. ...

Development practitioner Manual or guide
The Value of Customized Insurance for Farmers in Rural Bangladesh Daniel Clarke, Narayan Das, Francesca de Nicola, Ruth Vargas Hill , Neha Kumar, Parendi Mehta 2012

Farmers in rural Bangladesh face multiple sources of uninsured risk to agricultural production and household assets.

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Researcher, Development practitioner Discussion paper or report
Value Chain Analysis for Policy Making Methodological Guidelines and country cases for a Quantitative Approach L orenzo Giovanni Bellù 2012

These guidelines provide users with the key notions required to carry out analyses of policy impacts by means of a value chain approach and show how to do it in a practical way by making use of rel

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Development practitioner Manual or guide, Use case by country
Women's empowerment in agriculture index (WEAI) IFPRI 2012

Women play a critical and potentially transformative role in agricultural growth in developing countries, but they face persistent obstacles and economic constraints limiting further inclusion in a

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Development practitioner, Researcher Book or chapters
Integrating Very Poor Producers into Value Chains Dan Norell , Margie Brand 2012

The Integrating Very Poor Producers into Value Chains Field Guide (Field Guide) is intended to provide the field-level practitioner with tools and applications to impact very poor households.

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Development practitioner Manual or guide
Pathways out of Poverty: Tools for Value Chain Development Practitioners Ben Fowler 2012

This toolkit aims to equip value chain development programmers to design effective interventions that reach and impact the very poor.

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Development practitioner Discussion paper or report
Participatory market chain approach (PMCA): User guide Thomas Bernet, Graham Thiele, Thomas Zschocke 2012

This tool was developed by CIP and partners to stimulate commercial, technological and institutional innovations and generate business opportunities that benefit small-scale farmers.

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Development practitioner Manual or guide
Quantifying Value Chain Analysis in the Context of Livestock Systems in Developing Countries Karl M. Rich, R. Brent Ross, A. Derek Baker , Asfaw Negassa 2011

This paper attempts to inject more rigorous quantitative methods into value chain analysis.

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Development practitioner Discussion paper or report
A Methodological Toolkit for Promoting Business Partnerships in Agrifood Chains Claus Köbrich Grüebler, Silvia Piñones Vázquez 2011

This FAO report provides tools to help include small producers in the production process and the market from the value chain perspective.

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Development practitioner Manual or guide
Evaluating the Long-Term Impact of Antipoverty Interventions in Bangladesh Agnes R. Quisumbing, Bob Baulch, Neha Kumar 2011

This paper provides an overview of a research project that assessed the long-term impact of three antipoverty interventions in Bangladesh—the introduction of new agricultural technologies, educatio

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Researcher, Development practitioner Discussion paper or report
An Experiment on the Impact of Weather Shocks and Insurance on Risky Investment Ruth Vargas Hill , Angelino Viceisza 2011

We conduct a framed field experiment in rural Ethiopia to test the seminal hypothesis that insurance provision induces farmers to take greater, yet profitable, risks.

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Researcher, Development practitioner Discussion paper or report
Flexible Insurance for Heterogeneous Farmers: Results from a Small Scale Pilot in Ethiopia Ruth Vargas Hill , Miguel Robles 2011

We analyze the effectiveness of a new approach in providing weather index-based insurance products to low-income populations.

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Researcher Discussion paper or report
Index Insurance for Managing Climate-related Agricultural Risk: Toward a Strategic Research Agenda Francesca de Nicola, Ruth Vargas Hill , Michael Carter, Richard Choularton, James Hansen, Daniel Osgood 2011

In October 2011,the CGIAR program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the Index Insurance Innovation Initiative (I4) organized a jointworkshop hosted by the International F

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Researcher, Development practitioner Discussion paper or report
Improving Opportunities for Women in Smallholder-based Supply Chains Business case and practical guidance for international food companies Man-Kwun Chan, Stephanie Barrientos 2010

Recent research commissioned by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation shows that by increasing women’s participation in smallholder sourcing and support programs, many international food co ...

Development practitioner, Researcher Manual or guide
PROFIT Zambia Impact Assessment USAID 2010

Production, Finance, and Improved Technologies (PROFIT) was a multi-sector value chain intervention in Zambia from 2005-2011.

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Researcher, Development practitioner Discussion paper or report
Gender and Value Chain Development Lone Riisgaard, Anna Maria Escobar Fibla, Stefano Ponte 2010

Ensuring that gender issues are taken into consideration in value chain-related interventions is vital for facilitating the development of inclusive value chains that benefit both women and m ...

Development practitioner Manual or guide
Randomized Controlled Trials for the Impact Evaluation of Development Initiatives Carlos Barahona 2010

This Institutional Learning and Change Initiative working paper provides a thoughtful discussion of the statistical assumptions underlying randomized controlled trials as well as guidance for imple

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Development practitioner Discussion paper or report
Gender Mainstreaming in Value Chain Development Jacqueline Terrillon 2010

This manual is aimed at advisors who work on economic development and value chain development issues. Women and men are likely to be involved at different stages of the chain.

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Development practitioner Manual or guide
Making the strongest links: A practical guide to mainstreaming gender analysis in value chain development Linda Mayoux, Grania Mackie 2009

Chain Value is a potential sector to generate gender equality by promoting women entrepreneurship and integration in the labor market. However, it is marginally analyzed. ...

Development practitioner, Researcher Manual or guide
Promoting Gender Equitable Opportunities In Agricultural Value Chains USAID 2009

Gender issues fundamentally shape the totality of production, distribution, and consumption within an economy but have often been overlooked in value chain development. ...

Development practitioner Manual or guide
The Importance of Standards Elizabeth Painter, USAID, FINTRAC 2009

Quality standards are increasingly important for farmers to be able to export in high-value markets.

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Private sector, Development practitioner Use case by country
Innovations in Insuring the Poor Ruth Vargas Hill , Maximo Torero 2009

Risk and poverty are inextricably linked. Susceptibility to risk is a defining feature of what it means to be poor.

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Researcher, Development practitioner Book or chapters
Building competitiveness in Africa's agriculture : a guide to value chain concepts and applications C. Martin Webber, Patrick Labaste 2009

This guide from the World Banks presents 13 tools for conducting value chain analysis with accompanying case studies for each.

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Development practitioner Manual or guide
Making the strongest links: A practical guide to mainstreaming gender analysis in value chain development Linda Mayoux, Grania Mackie 2009

A new publication from the ILO provides groundbreaking methods for incorporating gender concerns into the different stages of value chain analysis and strengthening the links essential for gender e

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Development practitioner Manual or guide
Promoting Gender Equitable Opportunities in Agricultural Value Chains USAID, Deborah Rubin, Cristina Manfre , Kara Nichols Barrett 2009

This handbook helps practitioners become familiar with how to analyze and strategies to address gender issues in agricultural value chains.

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Development practitioner Book or chapters
Identifying Market Opportunities for Rural Smallholder Producers C. Ostertag, M. Lundy, M. Gottret, R. Best, S. Ferris 2008

This guide is the third in a series from CIAT designed to support agencies implementing a participatory approach to rural agroenterprise development.

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Researcher Manual or guide
Successful Practices in Value Chain Development J.E. Austin Associates 2008

This report summarizes the experiences of the consulting firm J.E. Austin Associates in performing value chain analysis and interventions.

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Researcher, Value chain participant Discussion paper or report
Promoting Value Chains of Neglected and Underutilized Species Margret Will 2008

This guide from the Global Facilitation Unit for Underutilized Species draws on several successful country experiences promoting and developing value chains for underutilized crops.

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Development practitioner Manual or guide
A Participatory Guide to Developing Partnerships, Area Resource Assessments, and Planning Together M. Lundy, M.V. Gottret, R. Best, S. Ferris 2007

The second in a four-part series from CIAT of good practice guides for value chain development.

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Researcher Manual or guide
A participatory and Area-Based Approach to Agricultural Development S. Ferris, R. Best, M. Lundy, C. Ostertag, M. Gottret, T. Wandschneider 2006

This guide from CIAT is the first of a four-part series on good practices for value chain development.

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Development practitioner Manual or guide
The Policy Analysis Matrix (Pam) For Agricultural Development Eric A. Monke, Scott R. Pearson 1989

The book explains the construction of the policy analysis matrix and the derivation of measures of efficiency and policy transfer used in agricultural policy analysis.

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Researcher Book or chapters
Australian Trade Policy in the Twenty-First Century

Title: Australian Trade Policy in the Twenty-First Century <br/>
Author(s): Pomfret, Richard <br/>
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Designing interventions in local value chains for improved health and nutrition: Insights from Malawi

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Smallholder value chains as complex adaptive systems: a conceptual framework Alastair Orr, Jason Donovan , Dietmar Stoian

Purpose

Smallholder value chains are dynamic, changing over time in sudden, unpredictable ways as they adapt to shocks.

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