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Competitiveness and sustainability of agricultural chains for food security and economic development

Project Name: 
Competitiveness and sustainability of agricultural chains for food security and economic development
Countries/Regions: 
All
General Purpose
Improve the competitive and sustainable performance of agricultural chains as a whole, and the individual links in them, through policy management, institution building, public and private capacity development, and support for processes aimed at technological, business, institutional and commercial innovation.
Specific Objectives

1.    Strengthen the institutional framework and capabilities of the Member States for managing policies and strategies designed to foster the competitiveness of agricultural chains.
2.    Boost public and private capabilities for the competitive, inclusive and sustainable management of agricultural chains, as well as the capacity of the people involved in them to manage their businesses and associative enterprises. 
3.    Increase the capacity of the public and private sectors to implement innovation processes that promote the productivity and integrated sustainability of agricultural chains.
4.    Enhance public-private institutional capabilities for improving market access and the market linkages of agricultural chains. 
 

Expected Results

•    The countries are better equipped to manage policies and strengthen the institutional framework. 
•    The public and private sectors of the countries have enhanced capabilities for participating effectively in international forums and providing follow-up to the commitments assumed. 
•    The public and private sectors have enhanced capabilities for managing chains with a focus on competitiveness, inclusion, and sustainability. 
•    Producers and others involved in the chains have enhanced capabilities for managing their businesses and associative enterprises. 
•    Public and private-sector institutions have enhanced capabilities for managing innovation processes throughout the chains. 
•    The public and private sectors have enhanced capabilities for promoting innovations that reduce the negative impact of pests, diseases, and food safety problems. 
•    Individuals involved in the chains are better equipped to improve integrated water management, sustainable soil management, and the efficient use of energy. 
•    Agricultural chains are being better managed with a view to reducing the amount of food lost and the loss of food quality. 
•    Public and private-sector institutions have enhanced capabilities for implementing innovative marketing models and instruments.
•    Public and private-sector institutions have enhanced capabilities for facilitating information services. 
•    Public and private-sector institutions are better equipped to support efforts to improve market access and establish market linkages. 
 

Project Leader: 
Daniel Rodríguez Sáenz
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