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Date: March 2017 | Client: IFC and GAFSP | Sector: Expertise: Public policy & strategy

Value-chain analysis to support investment in agribusiness

CEPA worked with the IFC and the Global Food and Agriculture Security Programme (GAFSP) to complete comprehensive agricultural value-chain assessments in Cote d’Ivoire, Mozambique, Mali, Myanmar, Tanzania and Nicaragua. The objective of the work was to develop a pipeline of investment opportunities for the GAFSP/ IFC Private Sector Window.

How we did it

The project included desk-based analysis of the agricultural sector in each of the six countries to assess which agricultural value-chains presented the best opportunity to yield investment opportunities for GAFSP/ IFC’s private sector window. The analysis took account of which sectors were most important for the countries’ food security concerns and had scope for increasing the income of smallholder farmers; in addition we identified the sectors where private agribusinesses were in operation that could be recipients of IFC investment.

In the second phase of work we visited the countries to validate our findings and provide a more detailed assessment of the constraints and investment needs of the selected value-chains.

What we found

The analysis included a detailed mapping of the main private and public sector institutions operating in the priority sectors; and provided IFC and GAFSP with a detailed pipeline of investment opportunities.

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