Value-chain Assessment Tools - Version 1

This tool is a producer level for Value Chain Assessment as part of the diagnostic phase of the Value Chain Development theme of the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish. It provides a description of different PRA and group discussion exercises, to identify constraints and bottlenecks that limit the delivery of high quality and affordable animal sourced food to poor consumers in the target countries. The objectives of the tool components are to: • Characterize the L&F production systems and value chain in a particular site • Identify constraints, barriers to participation by poor men and women, opportunities for value chain upgrading and expansion, and associated risks with particular regard to domains of feeds, breeding, animal health and food safety • Identify solutions and opportunities for improvement

The tools are designed to gather data and information to enable researchers and other users conduct value chain analyses using various methods including econometrics tools (depending on the data and question). They cover value chain mapping, households level data from producers, traders, processors and consumers. They include guidelines on what information to gather to write a situational analyses reports. There are guidelines to the specific tools (e.g. description for FG discussions trying gather gender-disaggregated data). Most of the household level data are disaggregated by gender. The producer benchmarking tools is very comprehensive covering marketing, animal disease, production, demographic, food security, feed and inout related data.

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Contributing organisations International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) (PTVC and L&F)
Contact person Hikuepi Katjiuongua
Alternate contact Sirak Bahta
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