This two-week course equips development professionals with the competencies needed to assist small-scale farmers, traders and businesses to strengthen their position in value chains and, by so doing, contribute to economic development and poverty reduction.
The course is based on dozens of real-life cases and lessons from African value chains that KIT and IIRR have collected over the years.
- The importance of the value chain approach for pro-poor economic development
- The identification of market opportunities for products produced by the poor
- The importance of multi-stakeholder analysis and participatory processes in value chain development
- Elaboration of a value chain development action plan and related M&E
IIRR and KIT have jointly produced the following high quality publications:
|Chain empowerment: supporting African farmers to develop markets|
KIT, Faida market link, International institute of rural reconstruction (IIRR) (2010)
|Trading up : building cooperation between farmers and traders in Africa|
Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) (2008)
|Value chain finance: beyond microfinance for rural entrepreneurs|
KIT, International institute of rural reconstruction (IIRR) (2010)