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This webinar discussed the practical adaptations in operational and technical approaches implemented in USAID's Agricultural Value Chain (AVC) activity in Bangladesh to support the application of market systems facilitation. Speakers highlighted key adaptations in technical strategies, monitoring...
This Microlinks seminar explored how the Local Enterprise and Value Chain Enhancement (LEVE) Project has successfully utilized an adaptive management approach to meet ambitious project goals while operating in an environment of political instability, low trust, limited capabilities and resource...
In this Microlinks seminar, experts explored how the Local Enterprise and Value Chain Enhancement (LEVE) Project has successfully utilized an adaptive management approach to meet ambitious project goals while operating in an environment of political instability, low trust, limited capabilities and...
The expectation that policy reforms that address policy constraints positively influence private sector investment is a fundamental link or assumption in many market systems development and policy reform efforts. Critically, private sector investment is typically the key mechanism by which policy...
The more we learn about market systems and systemic change, the more we realize that describing these system dynamics is a major challenge. In addition, many tools for describing and monitoring shifts in system dynamics can be inadequate, as it is difficult to gain insight into network structures...
USAID/Mozambique commissioned a value chain analysis (VCA) to prioritize and guide interventions within and across target value chains. The analysis targeted nine value chains, as summarized below:  Oilseeds: Soybean, sesame, groundnut Pulses: Pigeon pea, common bean, cowpea Banana Cashew...
To effectively reach poor people, nutritious food must be affordable, available in the market, safe, and must contain the nutrients which it claims to have. Ensuring that nutritious food can reach the most vulnerable cannot be addressed by an individual business or value chain, but rather must be...
This event explored two new studies on Zambia that review different aspects of the agricultural input supply market evolution. "Scaling Up of Drought-Tolerant Maize in Zambia" was the first of a series of Feed the Future reviews of successful scaling of agricultural technologies. It analyzed...
This event explored two new studies on Zambia that review different aspects of the agricultural input supply market evolution. "Scaling Up of Drought-Tolerant Maize in Zambia" was the first of a series of Feed the Future reviews of successful scaling of agricultural technologies. It analyzed...
This briefing paper is designed to provide guidance to donors, implementers and practitioners on value chain selection within activities seeking to develop inclusive market systems. The selection of value chains, according to specific criteria, is typically made during project or activity design....