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Value Chain Development With the Extremely Poor: Evidence and Lessons From CARE, Save the Children and World Vision

Systems approaches have been widely used within market systems to enhance improved nutrition and reduced food insecurity among extremely poor people. The “Value Chain Development With the Extremely Poor: Evidence and Lessons From CARE, Save the Children and World Vision” journal article in the Enterprise Development and Microfinance Journal brings evidence-based findings and lessons from USAID and other donor-funded programming in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Ghana, Tanzania, Malawi, Mali, Niger and Zimbabwe to answer the critical question of how to utilize market systems and value chain programming as well as other sectoral approaches to link the private and public sectors with food insecure households to improve nutrition. The article identifies creative household- and market-strengthening approaches that reduce food insecurity, especially among vulnerable populations. 

Please be sure to check out the fourth edition of the Integrating Extremely Poor Producers into Markets Field Guide to learn more about the work of World Vision through the USAID Office of Food for Peace Nobo Jatra (a New Beginning) Development Food Security Activity in Bangladesh and ENSURE Development Food Security Activity in Zimbabwe. Input for the fourth edition was provided by practitioners in workshops for Southeast Asia in Bangladesh, Eastern Africa in Tanzania and Ethiopia, West Africa in Ghana, Southern Africa in Malawi and Zimbabwe, Latin America in Haiti and several workshops in Washington, DC.