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Value Chain Analysis for Resilience in Drylands: identification of adaptation options in key sectors

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Written by Elizabeth Carabine, Catherine Simonet

Hero image description: Women decontaminating cotton at J. K. Spinning Mills, near Faisalabad, in Punjab, Pakistan Image credit:Rajeshree Sisodia/PRISE

Pathways to Resilience in Semi-arid Economies (PRISE) Project 3 identifies opportunities for economic transformation and diversification in the semi-arid lands of PRISE countries, by integrating sectors rooted in semi-arid lands into national economies. Taking a three-step, innovative, common methodology – Value Chain Analysis for Resilience in Drylands (VC-ARID) – the project will identify climate risk, adaptation options and opportunities for private sector development in Kenya, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Ethiopia, specifically for the livestock and cotton sectors.

The VC-ARID approach is innovative in that it considers the specific characteristics of semi-arid systems. This synthesis report focuses on the first of the three steps within the methodology: mapping the value chain. The results and recommendations for Step 2: assessing climate risks at each level of the value chain, and Step 3: identifying options for adaptation and private sector investment for climate-resilient value chain transformation, will follow in subsequent reports.

Elizabeth Carabine and Catherine Simonet