10 Jul 2014 02:07 pm

This Institutional Learning and Change Initiative working paper provides a thoughtful discussion of the statistical assumptions underlying randomized controlled trials as well as guidance for implementation and interpreting results.

19 May 2016 08:05 am

This guide from the World Banks presents 13 tools for conducting value chain analysis with accompanying case studies for each.

11 Jul 2014 08:07 am

This book by Agri-Profocus provides a range of tools for integrating a gender perspective at different stages of value chain development interventions.

07 Oct 2014 09:10 am



What skills do smallholder farmers need in order to succeed? The guides listed below explain how to help farmers use SMART Skills to successfully engage with markets. The documents are in their first year of beta testing.

20 Feb 2016 12:02 pm
WEAI created by IFPRI

Women play a critical and potentially transformative role in agricultural growth in developing countries, but they face persistent obstacles and economic constraints limiting further inclusion in agriculture.

08 Jul 2013 02:07 pm
LINK methodology created by CIAT

Helps actors understand the current functioning of the market chain and key business models, design innovations that empower producer groups to engage more effectively and buyers to act in ways more amenable to smallholder farmers.

14 Aug 2013 01:08 pm

The purpose of this tool is to assess the Uganda smallholder pigs value chains. It includes revision of African swine fever: diagnostics, surveillance, epidemiology and control.

19 Feb 2016 03:02 pm

Included in the Annex of a literature review on gender and value chain toolkits, this rapid assessment tool for gender and crop value chains has been developed to collect basic data on men and women’s involvement in crop value chains, their roles and constraints and existing opportunities for pro

19 Feb 2016 03:02 pm

These guides come from two workshops conducted in 2008 and 2009 in Kenya and Tanzania respectively. They include survey questions and schedules for conducting gender analysis workshops and qualitative information.

18 Dec 2015 03:12 pm

This guide from CIAT is the first of a four-part series on good practices for value chain development. It emphasizes a participatory approach to build the marketing capibilities of small farmers.