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Inclusive Value Chain Development: Reaching the Very Poor in the Philippine Mariculture Industry (Event Resources)

Marian Boquiren
Anna Cuny Garloch
Institutional Sponsor: 
United States Agency for International Development
Publication date: 
Thursday, June 28, 2012

The value chain approach aims to achieve economic growth with poverty reduction, but there tends to be a poverty “frontier” beyond which value chain development programs struggle to engage. Marian Boquiren of SDCAsia and Anna Cuny Garloch of ACDI/VOCA discuss emerging insights as to how the value chain approach can more effectively be leveraged to “pull” the very poor into markets in more gainful ways and improve their ability to access and succeed in opportunities created in a market system. Marian Boquiren shares SDCAsia’s experience in the Philippines facilitating a more inclusive – as well as a more competitive – mariculture industry, while maintaining the program’s commitment to a value chain facilitation approach.