Are value chains a driver for equality?

Measure and understand to inform and enable action

Project or report lab
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
18:45 to 20:00

The context in which global, regional and national value chains operate fluctuates due to factors such as price, market structure, technology, climate change, laws and policies. This challenges the capacity of actors to engage and influence the terms of trade. Value Chain Analysis for Development (VCA4D) uses a standardised method to assess the extent to which agricultural value chains are inclusive and sustainable. Three VCA4D case studies will illustrate how value chains, integrated in local or global markets, represent major opportunities to reduce inequalities. Value chains can also increase the risk of exclusion for vulnerable groups. Speakers will consider how robust analytical tools, such as VCA4D, can support improved governance, policies and greater coordination.

Organised by


Isolina Boto
Manager of Brussels Office
Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation
Catherine Allen
Social Specialist - Value Chain Analysis for Development
Froukje Kruijssen
Senior Advisor Sustainable Economic Development and Gender
Royal Tropical Institute
Gideon Onumah