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PIM Activity 15: Methods for equitable value chain upgrading
CRP2-PIM CIP Activities Theme 1 EFFECTIVE POLICIES AND STRATEGIC INVESTMENTS Subtheme 1.1 Foresight and Strategic Scenarios Activity Development and enhancement of methods for targeting, impact assessment, and priority setting for promising sweet/potato technologies Theme 3 LINKING SMALL PRODUCERS TO MARKETS Subtheme 3.1 Innovations Across the Value Chain Activity 15 Adapting, consolidating and scaling-out methods for equitable value-chain upgrading OUTPUTS: 3.1.2 – Good practices for VC upgrading across CRPs; innovations from CRP2 testing in more commodities OUTCOMES: 3.1.1 – Reduced transaction costs through improved linkages and trust between partners and actors 3.1.2 – Contract-farming, horizontal coordination, and inclusive business models; business-capacity development
1. Mayanja S., et Al. 2012. Value Chain Development in Uganda: Lessons Learned from the Application of the Participatory Market Chain Approach. Banwa Vol. 9, Numbers 1&2. 2. Horton, et Al (2013). «Lapses, infidelities, and creative adaptations: Lessons from evaluation of a participatory market development approach in the Andes”. Evaluation and Program Planning 39 (2013) 28–41 3. Horton et Al. "Market Chain Development inIndonesia: experiences with the ‘Participatory Market Chain Approach’ and ‘Farmer Business Schools’. (July 2013)
IDENTIFING GENDER CONSTRAINS VISUALIZING GENDER in VC
Activity 5. OUTCOMES: 1/2 1) SSA. Application and Evaluation of PMCA Engendered, by next users NARS and partners NGO, (OSFP-AIS program) in different countries (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania). • 1.1 Applying basic principles to ensure balanced gender • participation in interventions • 1.2 Incorporating gender tools into the PMCA process and phases • Phase I PMCA: • Tool 1. Gender sensitive mapping tool • Phase II: • Tool 2. Activity profile, access and control to resources • Tool 3. Risk and benefit analysis matrix • 1.3 Incorporating a gender perspective in the PMCA tools • SWOT analysis with a gender lens • Business Planning with a gender lens
Activity 5. OUTCOMES: 2/2 2) ESEAP. Assessment and expansion of Farmer Business Schools approach application by Next Users to new Value Chains in Philippines and Asia. • Pilot testing of CIP “Farmer Business School” (FBS) with six farmer groups in Philippines (IFAD Charm investment project) completed in July 2013. • Assessment of FBS approach and expansion to 30 groups for the second cycle, (to start in September 2013) to cover all commodities.
Impacts • Impact at micro-level in Ecuador and Peru on Potato Value chain, using indicators of yield, gross margins at household level. Publications: • “Linking Smallholders to the New Agricultural economy: The Case of the Plataformas de Concertacionin Ecuador”. Cavatassi R. et al. 2011. • Macro Level Impact assessment in Peru native potato Value chain. Time frame for evaluation 10 years (of intervention in the country) . Publication: • “Lapses, infidelities, and creative adaptations: Lessons from evaluation of a participatory market development approach in the Andes”. Douglas Horton D. et Al. 2012.
Linkages with other CRPs • Participation in the meeting of CRP-RTB on Theme 6 “Promoting postharvest technologies, value chains, and market opportunities” ( Cali, Colombia February 2013) • Presenting a funding proposal to RTB complementary funding to complement theme 6 on crosscutting gender VC research ( June 2013). • Link with CRP-RTB for engendering theme 6 “Promoting postharvest technologies, value chains, and market opportunities” and theme 7 7 “Enhancingimpactthroughpartnerships” • Complementarities with Theme 7 “Enhancingimpactthroughpartnerships”CRP-RTB • Plan of CIP to share value chain specialist between CRP2 and CRP-RTB.
Tool’s progress • Completed PMCA tool list for PIM web clearing house • Feed back for implementation of PMCA in Asia e Africa • Gender tools application and recommendation (October 2013) • Validation and expansion of Farmer business School in Philippines
Next steps • Experience sharing on VC and gender between CIP CRP2 and RTB planned for November this year in Uganda. • Reflect on mechanism to improve exchange amongst centers participating in Value Chain team. • Plan pending issues for the rest of the year (meeting, mission) related to CRP2