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Website for value chain knowledge launched

Woman selling vegetables at roadside market in Ethiopia. Photo by Tumuluru Kumar/IFPRI via Flikr

 Agricultural value chains involve millions of people as producers, small-scale traders, processors and retailers, but these actors often receive a disproportionately small share of the final price paid by consumers. Value Chains Development can ensure that small-scale farmers and producers enjoy a bigger piece of the financial pie.

The aim of the Value Chains Knowledge Clearinghouse,  a website launched this week by the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM), is to provide a comprehensive and accessible repository of research methods and best practices surrounding value chain performance.

The Clearinghouse is led by IFPRI, in partnership with CIAT, ILRI, IITA, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), ICRISAT, Bioversity, and CIP, all members of the PIM.

Visit the Value Chains Knowledge Clearinghouse

Read a blog about the new clearinghouse.


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Daisy Ouya

Daisy Ouya is a science writer and communications specialist with the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF). Over the past 15 years she has been packaging and disseminating scientific knowledge in the fields of entomology, agriculture, health, HIV/AIDS research, and marine science. Daisy is a Board-certified Editor in the Life Sciences (bels.org) and has a Masters’ degree in chemistry from the University of Connecticut, USA. Her BSc is from the University of Nairobi in her native Kenya. She has worked as a journal editor, science writer, publisher, and communications strategist with various organizations. She joined ICRAF in July 2012. Twitter: @daisyouya

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