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Papers/Reports | May 6, 2011

Under What Conditions Are Value Chains Effective Tools for Pro-poor Development?

Linking farmers to well-functioning local or global markets plays an important role in long-term strategies to reduce rural poverty and hunger. It is critical to understand how to successfully link poor producers to markets and to identify which markets can benefit what kinds of producers.


  • I. Introduction
  • II. The Case for Development Impact through Formal Market Value Linkages
  • III. Strategies for Increasing Development Impact
  • IV. Getting Started: Process Lessons in "Linking Worlds"
  • V. Conclusions
  • VI. What Outstanding Questions Remain?
  • References