Value Chain Development

International Cooperation is focusing increasingly on strengthening local business capacities, with an emphasis on value chain development. Multistakeholder collaboration is seen as the key towards people’s own development. In Central America sustainable agriculture products are gaining more terrain every day. However, as the youth is migrating to the cities, the future of agriculture is fragile: who will grow our so much valued coffee thirty years from now? Also the role of women is still very much invisible and reduced to low (or non) paid tasks without decision-making power. Belgian NGO Trias asked A Company to analyze the existing sustainable agriculture value chains within Central America and the potential of development for small farmer organizations and their members, specifically women and youth. Subsequently, A Company was asked to assist Trias in the development of a five-year strategy plan for the region.

Credits:

A Company (Marije van Lidth de Jeude with Angélica Ramírez, Mayra López and Mauren Lizano) for Trias

Location: Central America

Status: Completed

Year: 2012