24 Nov 2014 03:11 pm
created by IFPRI, ILRI

This toolkit details the proper questions to ask and best practices when designing surveys about intrahousehold asset allocation. It stresses the importance of gender for key development outcomes such as child nutrition and education.

29 Oct 2014 09:10 am

Contract farming involves production by farmers under agreement with buyers for their outputs. This arrangement can help integrate small-scale farmers into modern agricultural value chains, providing them with inputs, technical assistance, and assured markets.

07 Oct 2014 09:10 am



What skills do smallholder farmers need in order to succeed? The guides listed below explain how to help farmers use SMART Skills to successfully engage with markets. The documents are in their first year of beta testing.

11 Jul 2014 08:07 am

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

10 Jul 2014 02:07 pm

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 implementation and interpreting results.

02 Jun 2014 09:06 am

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) is a risk management methodology for analyzing supply chains for quality assurance. This guide provides an introduction to the concepts, steps, and questions to ask when performing HACCP analysis.

02 Jun 2014 09:06 am

Farmforce is a Software-as-a-Service solution that simplifies the management of small-holder farmers, increases traceability and enables access to formal markets. It is used to efficiently manage outgrower schemes and contract farming programs.

14 May 2014 09:05 am

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 equality and promoting sustainable pro-poor growth and development strategies.

06 May 2014 03:05 pm

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.

06 May 2014 09:05 am

This series of 7 primers from USAID details how to properly design and conduct impact assessments of value chain interventions. The lack of properly designed studies has caused many value chain interventions to have inconclusive results.