August 2017, Fair & Sustainable was awarded a contract by the German agency GIZ in Malawi to perform an in-depth value chain analysis for the selection of value chains and inclusive business models. Fair & Sustainable implemented the assignment together with Imani Consultants Limited in Malawi.
Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) is a concept being heard more and more in development circles, but what does it mean exactly? Fair & Sustainable together with AgriProFocus made an infographic to visualize this important and often used concept. It’s based on publications of the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED) and work done together with FAO for the development of their guiding framework for gender sensitive value chain development.
Beginning of 2017, Fair & Sustainable Consulting conducted three studies for Belgian Technical Cooperation (BTC) in Tanzania:
- Value Chain Analysis on cassava
- Value Chain Analysis on beans
- Domestic end-market assessment for beans
The studies took place in support of the Sustainable Agriculture Kigoma Regional Project (SAKiRP), which aims to facilitate value chain development through organising and empowering smallholders and linking them with traders, facilitating value chain financing, strengthening value chain service provision, market intelligence and multi-stakeholder processes.
Fair & Sustainable Consulting is a consultancy firm and social enterprise. Our mission is to assist people in developing countries to improve their livelihoods and increase their income. We offer thematic expertise on corporate social responsibility, inclusive value chain development, value chain finance and program management. Our clients are companies, development organizations and government agencies in Europe, Africa, Asia and South America working in agricultural vale chains. We currently have a team of 16 consultants in the Netherlands and 10 at our subsidiary in Ethiopia. For more information: www.fairandsustainable.nl.
Fair & Sustainable Consulting works on developing sustainable value chains that are socially, environmentally and economically sound. We believe that a fair benefit sharing between all chain actors results in win-win situations, in stronger and more sustainable value chains and lasting relationships. Our guiding principle is based on a Market Systems Development approach, also known as Making Markets work for the Poor – M4P. We use a systemic and holistic approach to value chains, including all actors inside and around a value chain, such as financial institutions and business development services.