Inclusive markets and competitiveness through Value Chain Development
As a professional in livelihoods and economic development or as a company with social ambitions, you are keen to develop value chains that combine business competitiveness and profit, with the reduction of poverty or food insecurity.
You may be looking for an update in the science for examples of products and commodities relevant to the challenges of the region.
We aim to enhance your understanding and proficiency in applying the VCD approach in the context of livelihoods projects and businesses. At the end of the training you will be able to:
design value chain development projects
analyse sub-sectors and value chains and apply practical tools to select value chains that have potential for pro-poor growth.
enhance your analytical skills to determine market requirements and identify competitive challenges.
understand the different roles that relevant stakeholders play in developing value chains and develop matching strategies.
recognise prevailing value chain models and be familiar to facilitative and financial instruments
• Introducing the value chain approach • Identifying and scanning sub sectors • Developing and applying selection criteria • Value chain analysis • Value chain mapping to visualise the analyses
• Identification of Market Based Solutions • Assessment of Solutions • Identification and Selection of Interventions • Value chain development plan and participating stakeholders
• Facilitate value chain development process + Vertical and horizontal linkages • Toolkits: + Multi-stakeholder Platform, role play + Value chain financing + Service market development + Public-Private Partnership • Performance Measurement
• Field visit • Continue with toolkits
• Guest speaker: practices from the field • Applying tools in your real life case • Presenting and discussing the results of the real life case • Planning your next step in developing value chains
This course is designed and organised in collaboration with SNV Laos.