Value-chain development for rural poverty reduction: a reality check and a warning

In: Devaux, A.; Torero, M.; Donovan, J.; Horton, D. (eds.). Innovation for inclusive value-chain development: successes and challenges.

Chapter 2 (Stoian et al.) draws attention to the link between VCD and smallholder livelihood strategies that comprise a complex mix of subsistence and market-oriented activities and that are diversified to meet multiple livelihood goals and mitigate risks; and the authors address the related implications for the design and assessment of value-chain interventions. They question some of the underlying assumptions of NGOs, government agencies, and private-sector agents seeking to link smallholders to higher-value markets.

Authors:
Stoian, D.; Donovan, J.; Fisk, J.; Muldoon, M.
Pages:
p. 75-92
Publisher:
IFPRI
Publication Year:
2016
Publication Format:
PDF
ISBN 13:
9780896292130
Language:
EN
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