Working Paper

Integrating agroecological principles into rapid value chain analysis: An operational guideline

AE-I’s third work package (WP3 – “Inclusive business models and financing strategies”), constitutes one of AE-I’s two adaptive scaling strategies, i.e., along with WP4 – “Strengthening the policy- and institutional-enabling environment”. One of AE-I’s WP3 tasks is to identify the potential for co-developing/upgrading business models (and the value chains (VCs) they are part of) through the integration of HLPE’s agroecological principles. In order to do so, one has to first analyze the selected VCs and diagnose their current agroecological status, which constitute the main objectives of this Rapid Agroecological Value Chain Analysis (RAVCA) guideline.