Approaches to Agricultural Value Chain Development in Pakistan
THEME: Facilitating Links from Rural to Urban Parts of a Supply Chain
DATE: Tuesday, March 28
TIME: 2:45 PM
LOCATION: Ballroom 3
USAID/Pakistan uses a few different approaches for addressing agricultural value chain development. Its top-down approach focuses on medium and large producers or processors requiring new market development and emphasizes sales to international markets. Although its activities are aimed at improved linkages and increased acceptance of beneficiaries’ products in international markets, they largely focus on improving productivity and product quality. The bottom-up approach focuses on small producers and processors with existing markets and emphasizes sales to local markets. These projects emphasize agricultural products, which are essential consumables and therefore have pre-existing market demand. This session will discuss the challenges faced by smallholder farmers in developing their capacity and what steps can be taken to strengthen value chains in Pakistan.
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