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Luckshmi Sivalingam works in DAI’s Economic Growth sector, where she focuses on inclusive economic growth, access to finance, and pro-poor agriculture value chain development. She also currently manages DAI’s agriculture and health linkages practice. She was recently named 2012 Practitioner of the Year by SEEP for her leadership and valuable contributions within STEP-UP and other learning initiatives.
Please join SEEP’s Market Facilitation (MaFI) Working Group and Strengthening the Economic Potential of the Ultra Poor (STEP UP) Initiative for a series of webinars on the recently launched “Integrating Very Poor Producers Into Value Chains Field Guide.” The first two webinars were held in November 2012 and February 2013 and the recordings can be found below:
- Webinar 1: Key considerations for integrating the very poor into value chains
- Webinar 2: Innovative strategies for facilitating vertical linkages with very poor producers
The third and final webinar will be held on May 23, 2013 at 9 AM EDT. For more information including how to join, please click here.
Pathways Out of Poverty: Tools for Value Chain Development Practitioners
This toolkit aims to equip value chain development programmers to design effective interventions that reach and impact the very poor. It profiles tools that are applicable in the value chain selection and value chain analysis phases of a project, as well as assessment tools that can be used throughout the project cycle. Despite the many tools available to guide value chain selection and value chain analysis, and to conduct specialized assessments, these tools are not currently designed for explicit application with the very poor. This toolkit is a compilation of tools that can be used for situation assessments, value chain selection and value chain analysis. Discussion of each individual tool includes a brief description, how it is applicable (or adaptable) to reaching the very poor in the context of a value chain development program, brief examples of how each tool can be applied and used to inform programming decisions, and references.
To access this document, please click here.