This approach combines the strengths of value chain analysis with the promotion of sustainable, market-based solutions (MBSs) that respond to the recurrent needs of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), including farmers. Value chain analysis is important in understanding markets, inter-firm relationships, and critical constraints that limit growth and industry competitiveness. Collaboration among private sector and market actors to address value chain constraints can result in MBS that are sustainable in the long run and that do not distort local markets. This training course aims at guiding participants towards development of sustainable value chains.
The course is designed mainly for agricultural extension actors, governmental and non-governmental institutions, researchers and other people interested in the topic.
- Understand guiding principles of value chain programs that seek to improve competitiveness
- Understand the foundations of market development and value chain promotion
- Enhance your analytical skills to determine market requirements and identify competitive challenges
- Understand the different roles that relevant stakeholders play in value chains
- Understand intervention strategies, the kinds of intervention and the criteria selecting in value chain development
- Identify the importance of a value chain approach
- Development of a value chain including its importance and limitations;
- Identification and evaluation of new or existing market-based solutions;
- Analysis and selection of a value chain;
- Value chain intervention concept;
- Risk detection and management in value chains;
- Market linkages in value chain.
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The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.