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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 series
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
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 working paper
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 series
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 series
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 working paper
Latin American experiences of application of the inclusive value chains approach Devaux Andre 2018

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Researcher, Development practitioner Book or series
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 working paper
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 working paper
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 Journal article
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 working paper
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 working paper
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 working paper
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 working paper
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 working paper
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 working paper, 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 working paper
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 working paper
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 series
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 working paper
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 series
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 working paper
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 working paper
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 series
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 working paper
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 working paper
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 working paper
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 working paper
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 working paper
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 series
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 working paper
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 working paper
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 working paper
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 working paper
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 working paper
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
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 working paper
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 working paper
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 working paper
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
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
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 series
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 working paper
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 series
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 working paper
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 working paper
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 working paper
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 working paper
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 working paper
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 working paper
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 working paper
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 working paper
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 series
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 series
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
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 working paper
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 series