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Agrifood Chain Toolkit: Online value chain knowledge clearing house and learning platform

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Poster prepared by Jean-Joseph Cadilhon for the ILRI APM 2013, Addis Ababa, 15-17 May 2013

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Agrifood Chain Toolkit: Online value chain knowledge clearing house and learning platform

  1. 1. Unlocking livestock development potential through science, influence and capacitydevelopment ILRI APM, Addis Ababa, 15-17 May 2013Developing capacity Influencing decisionsAgrifood Chain Toolkit: Online value chainknowledge clearing house and learning platformThis document is licensed for use under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported Licence May 20133 strategic lessons on:1. The toolkit repository has a dedicatedsection on capacity development tools2. Trainers can use the toolkit to findadapted course materials1. Community discussions bring scienceproducts to people who linksmallholders to dynamic markets2. Results of research and practice arebrought into decision-making processesJean-Joseph CADILHON, Agricultural Economist, Policy Trade and Value Chains Program, ILRI – j.cadilhon@cgiar.orgDelivering sciencePurpose - Bridge gapsbetween value chain (VC)researchers and value chainstakeholders• Numerous websites already exist withmethods and tools for VC analysis andcapacity building of field practitioners• Many online resources provide casestudies of agrifood value chains indeveloping countries• BUT there is no dynamic mechanismfor practitioners to provide feedbackon VC tools of researchers• The ToolKit enables knowledgesharing between VC researchers andother stakeholdersObjectives• Host and link to VC methods and toolsin agrifood VCs• Host and link to VC case studymaterials• Host and link to VC capacity buildingmaterials• Provide an online discussion forum onVC tools• Integrate feedback from VCpractitioners on VC methods and tools1. Scientific results, methods and tools aremade available to wider audiences2. People can sign up to receive targetedupdates on new scientific outputsGet Involved!Join the Dgroup in 43 seconds!dgroups.org/cta/lf2m/agrifoodchaintoolkit• Hear about future events• Submit and share your tools andpapers• Give feedbackHow it worksCGSpace document repository• Publications and links uploaded for public access• New VC tools submitted by authorsLF2M Dgroup online discussion group• Community of practitioners linking farmers to markets• Automatic alerts on new content added to the repository• Online discussion facility with parallel emails to all members• Events planning facilityAnnual conferences• Focus on one commodity and one region• Allow VC researchers to meet field VC practitioners• Allow discussions and validation of VC tools and results by practitioners• Promote sharing of lessons and success stories in developing agrifood chains• Non-usual formatThe first conference will focus on livestock and fish value chains: Kampala, 9-11 September 2013Partners

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