Improving the Inclusiveness of Agricultural Value Chains in West and Central Africa [2013 - 2015]

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This project was supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), with the overall objective to increase the effectiveness of IFAD-financed support to value chain development in increasing the incomes of the rural populations, particularly poor smallholder farmers,women,and youth.

  • Implementation: 2013 - 2015


Specifically, this project aimed to: 

  • Identify policies and investments through which IFAD support can foster inclusive value chain development, particularly of rice in Mali and Guinea, cassava in Benin, and horticultural products in Mali;
  • Strengthen local capacities to continue application of high-quality research methods in support of policy and investment planning and assessment;
  • Make the results and findings available to country and regional stakeholders, particularly those well positioned in the private and public sector to enhance the inclusiveness of smallholder farmers in the value chains.

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