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Upgrading along value chains: Strategies for poverty reduction in Latin America

December 2009
Jonathan Mitchell, Christopher Coles and Jodie Keane

This briefing examines how value chain analysis (VCA) can, in a practical way, help the rural poor participate gainfully in local, regional and global trade. It begins by explaining why value chains have emerged as a helpful entry point for discussions on rural poverty. Focusing on Latin America, it then summarises some constraints faced by low-income participants in agriculture, while outlining a framework for how the rural poor can upgrade their position within viable value chains. It concludes by pulling together lessons learnt on using value chain analysis and development effectively as a tool to augment the incomes of poor people in rural areas.

Research and Policy in Development
Agricultural Development and Policy

Briefing paper (pdf, 639.36k, 4 pages)