EUROPEAN DEVELOPMENT DAYS 2019
Are value chains a driver for equality?
Measure and understand to inform and enable action
Lab Debate – 18 June, 18:45– 20:00 Room S4
VCA4D presents a project lab to discuss insights on inequalities within agricultural value chains (VCs) across Africa presenting the perspectives of researchers and policy makers. VCs can yield both positive and negative effects on economic growth and inclusiveness. The panel will present and discuss three case studies (Aquaculture and Egg in Zambia and Green Beans in Kenya) to highlight the relevance of the VCA4D approach to:
• Measure quantitative/evidence based indicators that can inform on inequalities;
• Understand and appraise inequalities through a multidisciplinary diagnosis within a VC;
• Inform policy makers and stakeholders to support efforts in increasing equality.
The VCA4D methodology analyses the extent to which VCs are inclusive and economically, socially and environmentally sustainable across several EU partner countries.
Manager, CTA Brussels Office
Head of the Sector “Agriculture Growth” in the Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development of the European Commission (DG DEVCO).
PhD, Principal Agricultural Marketing and Finance Economist, NRI, University of Greenwich
Social expert, Independent
PhD, Economist, KIT Royal Tropical Institute