IFAD/ICARDA Knowledge Exchange Workshop, 26-29 October 2009   Knowledge and Technology Exchange for Enhanced Quality of IF...
Dr. Aden Presentation  Focus The Presentation focused on the analysis of the value-added chains of Onions and Pomegranate
Main Points for Discussion <ul><li>Poverty measurements and monitoring poverty reduction, poverty mapping, indicators </li...
MF in NENA & CEN---IFAD Model <ul><li>Seed Capitals and start-up capital to introduce and develop the activity </li></ul><...
Value Chain Development
MF-Chain Development <ul><li>Institutionalization of farmer groups : to make them attractive clients </li></ul><ul><li>Pro...
Debate <ul><li>Commercial Ag Vs. Subsistence Ag </li></ul><ul><li>Higher Net Profit for each drop vs. not MORE CROP FOR EA...
<ul><ul><li>Thanks to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dr. Aden & Omer for the inducing presentations,  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
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Value Chains, Markets and Diagnostics,Taghrid Lahham and Dr. Fathia Bahran, IFAD-ICARDA

  1. 1. IFAD/ICARDA Knowledge Exchange Workshop, 26-29 October 2009   Knowledge and Technology Exchange for Enhanced Quality of IFAD/ICARDA Operations in the NENA region Title: Value Chains, Markets and Diagnostics Presented by: Taghrid Lahham In collaboration with Dr. Fathia Bahran
  2. 2. Dr. Aden Presentation Focus The Presentation focused on the analysis of the value-added chains of Onions and Pomegranate
  3. 3. Main Points for Discussion <ul><li>Poverty measurements and monitoring poverty reduction, poverty mapping, indicators </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge transfer systems-agricultural services </li></ul><ul><li>Role of rural institutions –farmers’ associations </li></ul><ul><li>Finance- micro finance </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing issues: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Product quality standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chemical residues </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. MF in NENA & CEN---IFAD Model <ul><li>Seed Capitals and start-up capital to introduce and develop the activity </li></ul><ul><li>Investment finance value-chain and characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>No Subsidy in the whole chain, only in the loan </li></ul><ul><li>repayment of financial institution (4% rate) to develop the Ag/Ag biz </li></ul>
  5. 5. Value Chain Development
  6. 6. MF-Chain Development <ul><li>Institutionalization of farmer groups : to make them attractive clients </li></ul><ul><li>Provide business services BDS </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Services </li></ul><ul><li>Certifications (GGAP) to assist farmers to penetrate the markets </li></ul><ul><li>Market Support Services: MKT-Derived Infrastructure tho’ Production, Processing and MKT. </li></ul><ul><li>Empowering small growers in the value-chain </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Raise Awareness, Negotiate, Compromise and reach a Win-Win </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other Supporting Financial Service ( to overcome the collateral provision challenge ): Equity, Leasing, Risk Transfer (insurance, weather index-based insurance) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Debate <ul><li>Commercial Ag Vs. Subsistence Ag </li></ul><ul><li>Higher Net Profit for each drop vs. not MORE CROP FOR EACH DROP  </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable grower groups/association………….MARKETS (Finance & FS, Information, Access, Quality Assurance, Infrastructure, Fair Distribution of Profits…………) </li></ul><ul><li>On-Farm Vs. Off Farm Involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Poverty measurements and monitoring poverty reduction, poverty mapping, indicators </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><ul><li>Thanks to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dr. Aden & Omer for the inducing presentations, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the group for the lively discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and YOU </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>for the good listening </li></ul></ul>

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