This tool was developed by CIP and partners to stimulate commercial, technological and institutional innovations and generate business opportunities that benefit small-scale farmers. This methodology structures a participatory process that involves different chain actors (public and private), including smallholders and business sector, focus on market demand, guided by facilitators and organized around three phases (diagnosis, analysis of opportunities and development of innovations).
• The publication collects the perspectives for the application of value chains and their consequences for rural development, as well as the evolution of the articulation of small producers with markets.
This report summarizes the experiences of the consulting firm J.E. Austin Associates in performing value chain analysis and interventions.
- Base project designs on good market analysis and direct them toward market opportunity.
- Conduct direct industry benchmarking to identify, design, and generate stakeholder buy-in.
- Leverage value chain analysis to empower stakeholders to participate in improving their sector competitiveness through sustainable interventions.