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    • Pro Poor Value Chain Development Jitesh Panda Vrutti Livelihoods Resource Centre 12th Oct’07
    • Pro Poor Value Chain Analysis • Helps to identify points of intervention to: – increase efficiency and thereby increase total generated value, – improve the competence of poor to increase their share of the total generated value • Poor needs support: – to be actor in the existing Value Chains – to be able to negotiate in the Value Chains • Need to support Value Chain Actors interested to support poor • Support Pro Poor Advocacy Efforts: – Informing CSOs – Enabling all Actors to come together – Taking forward learning from small field projects
    • Steps in Value Chain Development • Extensive research • Value Chain Analysis • Stakeholder Consultations • Identify key constraints & possible solutions • Developing Intervention Plan • Mobilize Stakeholders • Undertaking Interventions – Through Facilitators – Existing VC Players • Assessing Impact of VC Development
    • Approach to Value Chain Development • Changing processes and behavior is important THAN just solving an identified problem • Focus on existing value chain THAN taking up functions in the Value Chain • Work with existing commercial entities THAN creating new marketing channels • Leverage THAN providing direct assistance Need to be impartial and build on trust amongst VC Players
    • Prerequisites to take up VC Analysis…. • Need to clearly communicate VC players on motivation for taking up analysis • Persons taking up VC Analysis must have minimum understanding of: – Markets – Actors – Informal rules and Laws – Services relating to VC • Basic skill in initiating change in VC
    • Value Chain Analysis in Practice We need to distinguish… • What we must know? • What we don’t need to know? • What we can not know? You can never be perfect!!!!
    • Focusing on Key players in the Value Chains Actors Influencers Supporters
    • Some Tools for Value chain Analysis • Transect Drive • Mapping – Economic activities – Functions of actors – Performance of actors – Value Additions at each actor level • Flow Diagram • Trend Analysis • Competitiveness Analysis • Rapid Market Appraisals (RMA)
    • Value Chain + Includes: – Sub-sector analysis – Studying enabling business environment – Cluster development
    • Potential Interventions • Support to VC Actors relating to – Technology, Information, R & D support, Training, Hand holding/Mentoring • Support to small farmers, poor rural households: – Improve market access – Improve their skills as entrepreneurs • Support to small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) - Improve market access; Help face competition from local and Import - Improve overall competitiveness • Support large companies – Demonstrate how their operations can benefit from including a large number of intended beneficiaries • Overall start-up advice and financing is the most important Now Interventions are stand alone & fragmented…
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