📅 18 – 19 January 2023
Brussels, Belgium & Virtual
Value chains are a privileged target and entry point for intervention and policy formulation in order to reduce poverty in rural areas. Beyond the generation of jobs and income opportunities, value chain development also has consequences on social and environmental dimensions.
The Value Chain Analysis for Development (VCA4D) project has been launched in 2016 by DG INTPA to support European Delegations and governments in partner countries in their decision-making processes for agricultural development. The project is implemented by Agrinatura(link is external), the European Alliance of Research Centers and Universities specializing in agricultural research for development.
VCA4D relies on a comprehensive methodology combining economic, social, and environmental indicators to appraise the economic performance, inclusiveness, and sustainability of a value chain.
Since its creation, VCA4D has performed more than 45 studies at the demand of EU Delegations across a range of agricultural products and countries in Africa, Latin America, and Asia to provide evidence-based and quantitative information to decision-makers.
The Conference aims at taking stock of lessons learned from evidence (research and analysis) produced on value chains and on how to best support the policy dialogue. The Conference will present syntheses, proposed and produced by Agrinatura researchers and partners, on thematic issues that cut across the VCA4D studies. Discussion panels will foster a dialogue between researchers and decision-makers.
Original Source: European Union