A Specific Value ChainFramework for MountainProducts in a GlobalisedMarketMichael Kollmair and Brigitte HoermannInternatio...
Introduction • Socioeconomic and environmental change as   challenge and opportunity for mountain people • Mountain produc...
Key Features of MountainValue Chains •   Long value chains (often transboundary) •   Many traders, middlemen •   High dive...
Value Chains
Mountains Specifities                       Accessibility, Fragility, Marginality, Diversity                              ...
Selection of Products andServicesUniqueness Niche Markets                           Mountain Specific Challenges
High Value Products andServices Comparative Advantages: • Highly diverse resource base in the mountains • Traditional know...
Strategies to AddressMountain Specifities
ICIMOD’s Regional VC pilots• Close to 20 pilots and partners• Almost all HKH covered• From agriculture, NTFP to service se...
Case Study: Bay LeafCinnamomum tamalaBay leaf – Indian Laurel – Tej Pat   • An indigenous medium                          ...
45 NRs/kg17 NRs/kg8 NRs/kg
Impact PathwaysBay Leaf – Nepal   ICIMOD Output               Outcome                 Impact• Pro-poor mountain      • Pro...
Increasing Income of PoorProducers of Bay Leaves
Impact PathwaysBay Leaf – India   ICIMOD Output               Outcome                 Impact• Pro-poor mountain      • Pil...
Mountain Specific Value ChainApproach The Mountain Specific Value Chain Approach could be used as a central tool to identi...
Publication              ICIMOD, 2010              Books online
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A Specific Value Chain Framework for Mountain Products in a Globalised Market. Presented by Michael Kollmair at the "Perth II: Global Change and the World's Mountains" conference in Perth, Scotland in September 2010.

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A Specific Value Chain Framework for Mountain Products in a Globalised Market [Michael Kollmair]

  1. 1. A Specific Value ChainFramework for MountainProducts in a GlobalisedMarketMichael Kollmair and Brigitte HoermannInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain DevelopmentKathmandu, Nepal
  2. 2. Introduction • Socioeconomic and environmental change as challenge and opportunity for mountain people • Mountain products an important highland-lowland and rural-urban linkage • VC approach as an international development tool (wall-to-wall solution) • Adaptation of a global concept to the mountain specifities • Generating economic opportunities for rural livelihoods by using the comparative advantages of mountains
  3. 3. Key Features of MountainValue Chains • Long value chains (often transboundary) • Many traders, middlemen • High diversity, but small quantities of products • Mainly raw material supply • Inadequate infrastructure and policies
  4. 4. Value Chains
  5. 5. Mountains Specifities Accessibility, Fragility, Marginality, Diversity Mountain SpecifitiesMountain Specifities Generic Value Chain Approach Unique niche products and services
  6. 6. Selection of Products andServicesUniqueness Niche Markets Mountain Specific Challenges
  7. 7. High Value Products andServices Comparative Advantages: • Highly diverse resource base in the mountains • Traditional knowledge is available • Less competition with plain areas • High demand for products and services in emerging markets
  8. 8. Strategies to AddressMountain Specifities
  9. 9. ICIMOD’s Regional VC pilots• Close to 20 pilots and partners• Almost all HKH covered• From agriculture, NTFP to service sector• Focus cross-border VCs and comparison same product but from different RMC
  10. 10. Case Study: Bay LeafCinnamomum tamalaBay leaf – Indian Laurel – Tej Pat • An indigenous medium size tree growing between 500 and 2500m • Dried leaves used widely as a spice in South Asia • Oil extract commonly used in traditional medicines • Among the top 10 species traded between Himalayas and lowland
  11. 11. 45 NRs/kg17 NRs/kg8 NRs/kg
  12. 12. Impact PathwaysBay Leaf – Nepal ICIMOD Output Outcome Impact• Pro-poor mountain • Producer groups • Income from bay specific value chain formed leaf increased by methodology piloted • Contract between over 250%• Leverage point producer groups • Improved ‘upstream and traders bargaining power of contracts’ • Product quality of poor producers identified product improved • Producers and traders informed on value chain (transparency)
  13. 13. Increasing Income of PoorProducers of Bay Leaves
  14. 14. Impact PathwaysBay Leaf – India ICIMOD Output Outcome Impact• Pro-poor mountain • Pilot model for • Improved specific value chain NTFP policy marketing and methodology piloted readjustment payment system• Leverage point • Co-management benefit the poor ‘policy’ identified favoured by NFTP producers policy makers • Increased and • Collection permits secured income for for Bay Leaves collectors issued • Sustainable • Rotational mandis harvesting from wild (markets) • Government established investment in up- scaling to other NTFPs
  15. 15. Mountain Specific Value ChainApproach The Mountain Specific Value Chain Approach could be used as a central tool to identify strategies for income generation and poverty reduction. • Focussing on strengthening rural-urban and highland- lowland linkages. • Analysis leads to identification of suitable products and leverage points for pro-poor interventions • Interventions should always aim at improved and sustainable income for producers, not on highest market price • Economies of scope (baskets of products using the same chain) are preferable
  16. 16. Publication ICIMOD, 2010 Books online
  17. 17. Thank you

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