How can we develop value chain programs that address climate risks?
This info note (PDF) by CCAFS-CIGAR is part of the “How To Do Note (HTDN): Climate change risk assessments in value chain projects” and provides guidance for the design and development of climate-smart value chains. The HTDN provides lessons learned from the learning event on 25 February 2016 in Rome, held by The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). The key conclusion of the learning event is that building in-country capacity to use relevant tools for real decisions is even more important than building the tools. The HTDN offers a simple five step process for design of climate-smart value chains: 1) Selection of the value chain; 2) Identification of key climate risks in the value chain; 3) Choice of the most effective climate interventions; 4) Targeting those most vulnerable to climate risk; 5) Reaching scale with climate interventions. These steps provides a range of tools and resources that are available to support the development of climate-smart value chains in different stages.