As part of its efforts to transform value chains, staff and partners in the livestock and fish research program have developed a number of value chain assessment and benchmarking tools.
From 1 to 4 December, the program is holding a brief e-discussion to solicit and synthesize experiences and lessons with the development and use of the tools.
The conversation is open to anyone interested in these tools – sign up at https://dgroups.org/cta/lf2m/agrifoodchaintoolkit/lafvaluechaintoolkitfeedback/
The discussions will be focused and moderated with guiding inputs from:
- Emily Ouma, Agricultural Economist at ILRI who has helped develop the L&F value chain toolkit;
- Cheryl Doss, Leader of strategic gender research for the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (and Senior lecturer in Economics and African studies at Yale University) for her expertise on gender analysis of agricultural issues;
- Girma Tesfahun Kassie, Agricultural Market Economist at ICARDA who has been active in adapting the L&F value chain toolkit to drylands small ruminant value chains;
- Gethings Chisule, Principal Fisheries Officer, Western Province, Zambia, who has interacted with the L&F research teams using the toolkit for aquacultural value chain development.
The discussion is led by Jo Cadilhon, Senior Agricultural Economist at the International Livestock Research Institute.
The discussion is also supported by the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).