16 Jan 2014 03:01 pm

Value chain interventions are increasingly used by international organizations and national donor agencies in the context of their private sector development (PSD) activities.

16 Jan 2014 02:01 pm

A value chain consists of a series of activities that add value to a final product, beginning with the production, continuing with the processing or elaborating of the final product, and ending with the marketing and sale to the consumer or end user.

16 Jan 2014 02:01 pm

Value chain finance for agriculture has become a topic of interest for IFAD and other development agencies. It is an approach that is increasingly being applied by financial institutions and those actively participating or involved in promoting and developing value chains.

16 Jan 2014 01:01 pm

Governments and development agencies increasingly use value chain development as a key element in their development strategies. Frequently such strategies aim at improving the income of poor groups of the society through value addition.

16 Jan 2014 01:01 pm

In recent years, governments, donors and NGOs have increasingly embraced value chain development (VCD) for stimulating economic growth and combating rural poverty.

16 Jan 2014 01:01 pm

This book opens a fresh chapter in the debate on local enterprise clusters and their strategies for upgrading in the global economy.

16 Jan 2014 05:01 am

The study focuses on how agricultural insurance can complement and enhance agricultural risk management in Latin America and Caribbean (LAC). The overall objective of this study is to provide the key elements for a strategy to increase the penetration of agricultural insurance in the region.

10 Jan 2014 03:01 pm

The rapid spread of modern supply chains in developing countries is profoundly changing the way food is produced and traded. In this paper we examine the gender implications in modern supply chains.