EUROPEAN DEVELOPMENT DAYS 2019

#EDD19

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.

MODERATOR:
Isolina BOTO
Manager, CTA Brussels Office

SPEAKERS:
Regis MERITAN
Head of Sector ‘Agricultural Growth’, DEVCO C1

Gideon ONUMAH
PhD, Principal Agricultural Marketing and Finance Economist, NRI, University of Greenwich

Catherine ALLEN
Social expert, Independent

Froukje KRUIJSSEN
PhD, Economist, KIT Royal Tropical Institute

Click here for more info on this event on the EDD website