Experience with value chain benchmarking tools


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Presented by Samwel Mbugua and Hikuepi Katjiuongua at the Workshop on ICARDA-ILRI Training on Tools for Benchmarking Sheep and Goat Value Chains in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, 6-9 November 2013

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    1. 1. Experience with value chain benchmarking tools Samwel Mbugua and Hikuepi Katjiuongua ICARDA-ILRI Training on Tools for Benchmarking Sheep and Goat Value Chains in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, 6-9 November 2013
    2. 2. PRESENTATION OUTLINE 1. VC tools development team 2. Broad VC Research questions and components 3. Benchmarking tools, process and actors 4. Brief over view of BM tools and experiences – Uganda and Botswana 5. Way forward
    3. 3. COMPONENT LEADS INVOLVED IN THE VC TOOLS DEVELOPMENT PROCESS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Value chain development Animal health Genetics Feeds Targeting Gender and learning
    4. 4. BROAD VC RESEARCH QUESTIONS AND COMPONENTS 1. VC performance How can the performance of livestock and fish (L&F) value chains (VC) be improved and how well are the L&F VCs performing using different performance dimensions metrics? 2. VC Innovation & upgrading How can L&F value chains be upgraded to improve the level and conditions of participation of value chain actors?
    5. 5. 3. Technology adoption in value chains What types of technologies can improve the performance of L&F value chain VC actors and under what conditions? 4. VC governance and coordination What kind of governance & coordination mechanisms can improve the functioning and performance of the VC and the livelihoods VC actors and under what conditions?
    6. 6. 5. Risk exposure and management in VCs What can go wrong? How can risk exposure in the L&F VCs be reduced and risk management be improved? How are different types of risks distributed among VC participants and along the VC? 6. Policy and institutional environment What type of interventions at the policy and institutional level increase the performance of and benefits from target value chains and under what conditions? PS: The questions are to be disaggregated by gender in the tools to factor in specific gender issues
    7. 7. Conceptual link for LV CRP and A4HN causal pathway Hidden hunger THE IMPACTS Food insecurity Lost income Poverty Threatened market access Disease Unsafe food CRP A4NH Lost opportunities for smallholders in animal-source-food markets THE CORE PROBLEM THE CAUSES Low productivity Limited access to inputs Limited value addition Inappropriate scale & technologies INPUTS & SERVICES High wastage & spoilage Lack of market information PRODUCTION Health risks in food Dysfunctional pricing & markets PROCESSING CRP L&F Inappropriate foodsafety management & regulations MARKETING CONSUMPTION
    8. 8. Purpose of the tools: Situation analysis, Rapid value chain assessment, and in depth VC analysis/benchmarking. 1. Situational analysis - assess the conditions within which the target value chains in the selected countries operate. 2. Rapid value chain assessment – get overview of VC (mapping/ actors), identify broad opportunities and constraint, and defining broad intervention areas.
    9. 9. 3. In-depth value chain analysis/benchmarking Benchmarking: Baseline for impact assessment at all actor levels and coordination in the VC This includes VC performance (both for pilot and largescale development projects-> sample size may differ across different projects)
    10. 10. BENCHMARKING TOOLS, PROCESS AND ACTORS 1. 2. 3. 4. Inputs and service Producers Processors Traders -The process should be coordinated by the VC coordinator, project PI and partners. - The process should be done before and after the intervention. -The audience for the data output should M&E team, targeting theme, VC team, VC stakeholders.
    11. 11. EXPERIENCE WITH BENCHMARKING TOOLS SO FAR… 1. UGANDA PIG VC – Have used the tools and are this week having the feedback training workshop with partners. 2. BOTSWANA LIVESTOCK VC - Have done Producer Benchmarking, sample size 600 took 2 months. Currently cleaning data...
    12. 12. MORE ON BOTSWANA BM EXPERIENCE 1. Duration of data collection – took 2 hrs (excl. farmer mobilization period). 2. No. of enumerators used – 15 initially then 10 during follow up to attain set sample size. 3. How long household questionnaire took to complete – 2 hours 4. No. of qnnr’s per day – target was 3-4 per day, some days had challenge of farmers being away from households in the cattle posts which are far. 5. Data cleaning experience – Some errors have noted in the collected data. Need to also develop a good database system. Some data upon merging had to be discarded as they were incomplete. 6. Total households surveyed – 600.
    13. 13. WAY FORWARD With the aim of developing standardized VC assessment tools the following is needed; -Collect good quality data. - Document of our experiences in terms of tools adoption and use. - Share the lessons from various VC activities and country programs to assess with standardization while enhancing our process
    14. 14. THANK YOU CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish livestockfish.cgiar.org CGIAR is a global partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for a food secure future. The CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish aims to increase the productivity of small-scale livestock and fish systems in sustainable ways, making meat, milk and fish more available and affordable across the developing world.