Rapid urbanization, growing middle classes, changes in dietary patterns, and population growth have spurred a rising demand for livestock and fish products in global markets and developing countries. This creates an opportunity for demand-led development interventions that have the potential to benefit the 1 billion people whose livelihoods directly or indirectly depend on livestock, and the 0.5 billion people that depend on fish globally.
Value chain development assists to remove bottlenecks to good quality and affordable supply of livestock and fish products, enhance linkages between chain actors, improve coordination, processes and products in a way that they increase benefits for chain actors and consumers, and ensure that high quality inputs and services are available.
The conference “Making the connection: Value Chains for transforming smallholder agriculture” held in Addis Ababa from November 6 – 9 brought together a range of participants from the private sector, governments, farmers, civil society, research, development…
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