In cooperation with MDF, HPC offers a REVISED 5 day course on value chain development 3-7 October 2011 in Ede, The Netherlands.
The course has been thoroughly revised, providing you with the latest insights and even more instruments on value chain facilitation in practice. The trainers offer you an intense and dynamic programme that enables you to learn, practice and share experiences with participants from around the globe on pro-poor value chain development. Value Chain Analysis enables us to understand competitive challenges and to identify vertical coordination mechanisms. Value Chain Development aims to improve access to markets and increase efficiency, ensuring that all actors including the resource-poor, benefit. By the end of the course you will be able to design value chain development projects. You will learn how to analyse sub sectors and value chains, and how to apply practical tools to select value chains that have potential for pro-poor growth. You will enhance your analytical skills to determine market requirements and identify competitive challenges. You will understand the different roles that the relevant stakeholders play in developing value chains and learn to develop matching strategies. You will be able to recognise prevailing value chain models and you will be introduced to facilitative and financial instruments