TOOLS include a methodological toolbox with guidelines for specific applications and gender-specific analysis.

The TOOLS that you can find here are:

  • Tools that detect/resolve bottlenecks in value chains
  • Tools for building sustainable trading relationships between smallholder farmers and buyers
  • Tools for gender analysis
  • Tools for improving contract farming designs
  • Tools for improving farmer organizations
  • Tools for measuring market access
  • Tools to do representative samples for value chains
  • Tools to measure statistical power in value chains
  • Tools for impact assessment 
  • Tools for measuring governance bottlenecks of value chains
  • Tools for the design of value chain interventions 


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