A guide to value-chain analysis and development for overseas development assistance projects

Date released
03 May 2016
Publication Code

Collins R.C., Dent B. and Bonney L.B. 2015


This value-chain research and training manual consolidates experience from ACIAR projects across
Asia and Africa. It sets out the practical steps in adopting a value-chain perspective to understand
how to increase the profitability of agrifood value-chains collectively, and of smallholder farmers
in particular. The manual is designed to evolve as ACIAR’s knowledge continues to grow, by
incorporating future case studies and training materials to offer new insights. We invite contributions
from others who share our aspiration to engage in collaborative value-chain research and to
promote the sharing of its results.