Innovative practice

This category includes tested tools and approaches to support community development practitioners in their work.

Producer-led value chain analysis: The missing link in value chain development – a tool for effective engagement of small producers. Published in March 2015.

This publication by Yogesh Ghore introduces value chains, which are increasingly being used to design and implement development programs for reducing poverty. It helps you analyze the key activities, relationships, and mechanisms that allow producers, processors, buyers, sellers, and consumers to gradually add value to products and services as they pass from one link of the chain to another.

Facilitator’s guide to Producer-led value chain analysis: The missing link in value chain development. Published in March 2015.

This guide shows field level facilitators and producers how to do their own value chain analysis. It is meant to complement, not replace, other methods of studying value chains. This process allows producers to generate information that will help them design their own action plans to improve their position in a value chain.