New explainer video on value chains

Swisscontact explains how value chains in the agricultural sector are strengthened. Using the example of the honey producer Fernando from El Salvador, this video shows how micro-enterprises can be better integrated into the value chains of their production and sales markets.

Value chain development helps SMEs and smallholder farmers take advantage of business opportunities to increase their incomes and create jobs.

The Value Chain Approach focuses exclusively on certain sectors or sub-sectors with particular growth potential. The approach focuses exclusively on sectors or subsectors with particular potential for growth. It analyses the various steps involved in the production process, from raw material extraction through production and processing of intermediate and final products, all the way to supplying the end consumer. It identifies and addresses bottlenecks and constraints to more successful SME and farmer participation through specific interventions.