Region: Global | Topic: Gender 360
Tags: USAID, Value Chains
Value chain development is at the core of USAID’s agricultural programming. It is a key feature of new initiatives, and is a primary pathway for achieving the goal of increasing agricultural growth and expanding the staple food supply. The improved market-based coordination that is the hallmark of value chains reduces transaction costs and leads to increased agricultural productivity and economic growth. Based on Promoting Gender Equitable Opportunities in Agricultural Value Chains: A Handbook.