Working with the private sector – Tool – Market Offers & Niche Markets
Factors impacting ‘Producer-to-Producer’ Linkage/Lack of Participation by Women
Horizontal ‘Producer-to-Producer’ Linkages
Factors impacting ‘Producer-to-Producer’ Linkages & Limited Ability to Take on Risk
VisionFund International – Value Chain Financing
Factors impacting ‘Producer-to-Producer’ Linkages/Lack of Confidence & Trust
World Vision has been working in Malawi since 1981 and is currently the largest International NGO working in the country. Our programming is community-based development focusing on three programmatic areas: transformational development, advocacy and humanitarian and emergency affairs. Current programming includes health and nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support and education.
World Vision supports different value chains to address production constraints in order to boost the production capacity of Malawi. This will enable Malawi to meet its international market demands. The agricultural sector should also venture into agro processing and value addition which World Vision believes would create more jobs.
Integrating Very Poor Producers into Value Chains Field Guide
UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
OCTOBER 23, 2012
The Integrating Very Poor Producers into Value Chains Field Guide provides the field-level practitioner with tools and applications to reach very poor households. The intended outcome of the Field Guide is to have greater market engagement for very poor households through enterprise development activities.
The Field Guide focuses on allowing practitioners to more effectively reach the very poor, defined as those persons in the bottom half of the population below the nationally defined poverty line or those living on less than the purchasing power parity equivalent of $1 per day.
Value chain development methodologies have been used widely in enterprise and market development. Donors such as USAID, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, DFID, GIZ and AusAID have supported this work. For development organizations, value chain development tools have been helpful, but many of the tools have not been specifically designed to support or benefit very poor producers.