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Value Chain Analysis for Resilience in Drylands (VC-ARID): identification of adaptation options in key sectors

Research report

Written by Catherine Simonet

Research report

Taking a three-step, innovative, common methodology – called Value Chain Analysis for Resilience in Drylands (VC-ARID) – this synthesis report identifies climate risk, adaptation options and opportunities for private sector development in Kenya, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Pakistan and Tajikistan – specifically for the livestock and cotton sectors. The VC-ARID approach to value chain analysis is innovative in that it considers the specific characteristics of semi-arid systems. This synthesis report is part of Pathways to Resilience in Semi-arid Economies (PRISE) Project 3, which aims to identify 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.

Catherine Simonet and Elizabeth Carabine