Webinar Series on Agricultural Value Chains Started

This first of a six parts webinar series introduced the new ValueLinks 2.0 manual and provided an overview of the topics it covers

Topic selection for the webinars is demand-oriented and can include the analysis of social, ecological, and gender-related aspects of value chain development, business models and nutrition questions. Most importantly, discussions cover the application of different tools, practical experience, as well as challenges arising and lessons learned.

The webinar series is conducted together with the sector project Agricultural Trade and Value Chains, the SNRD Africa working group on Agribusiness and Inclusive Value Chain Development and the GIZ Sectoral Department (FMB). It is scheduled to run from November until August 2018 targeting all interested colleagues, especially those from the Sector and Global Programmes Department (G500) and SNRD.

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The first webinar on what the series offers

At the initial webinar, Andreas Springer-Heinze and Alfons Eiligmann had a look at selected topics of the new ValueLinks 2.0 manual and how it can be used. The participants were invited to suggest areas for a closer look during the remainder of the webinar series.

You can watch the edited recording or view the Powerpoint. The next webinar is scheduled for 25 January, where the reflection on mooted priorities will be released.

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About the promotion of agriculture value chains

International and German development cooperation has encouraged the promotion of agricultural values since the beginning of the 21st century. It is viewed as an important strategy to transform agriculture towards more economic, ecological and social sustainability.

The advancement shall lead to improved competitiveness and income increases for smallholders — in agriculture itself as well as in upstream and downstream sectors. All in all bringing better-paid employment.

Since the food price crisis in 2007/2008, strategies to promote value chains are more and more applied to support development goals around food and nutrition security, not only reduce poverty.

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For details on each upcoming webinars, please view the web calendar, as soon as scheduled and available.


Sector project Agricultural Trade and Value Chains: Karina Brenneis (Karina.Brenneis@giz.de)
SNRD working group Agribusiness and Inclusive Value Chain Development, tandem partner, Eberhard Krain (Eberhard.Krain@giz.de)