Refuse the add-on rural development and come directly to the application. This allows you to use more flexible and advanced tools, as well as focus on key tasks. For example, the internal development of villages to maintain rural identity and functioning. For implementation, especially in small rural communities, it provides relief from the implementation of implementation support, which should, first of all, contribute to the implementation of programs and tools of other departments in the interests of integrated development.
Many of the challenges facing rural areas today and in the near future can be most effectively addressed through integrated and intercommunal approaches. This is facilitated by targeted land management and financial support programs. The financial resources of various agencies can also be combined. Thus, complex effects can be achieved, which for small rural communities with a low level of staff and equipment often create conditions for the implementation of planned projects. They allow for more efficient implementation of public, public and private projects. Citizens are at the forefront. They are actively involved in the planning and implementation processes.
The background, purpose and overall assessment of the assessment of promoting value chains in agriculture has been used in international development cooperation since the beginning of the twenty-first century as an important strategy for integrating smallholder farms into national or international production and trade processes.
Through the modernization of agricultural production and processing, as well as the strengthening of market ties, promotion should promote income growth and more paid employment in the value chain and, consequently, ultimately reduce poverty after the food crisis. Development approaches, in collaboration with an active development community, are increasingly being used to support food security.
Despite the importance of agricultural value chains in collaboration with development goals, there is virtually no research or evaluation today that supports the contribution of promoting the value chain to poverty reduction or food security. A portfolio overview in the area of promoting the value chain has not yet been compiled. Therefore, the purpose of this assessment was to find out, based on an analysis of the bilateral financing portfolio, whether, and under what circumstances, the development of value chains in agriculture helps to reduce poverty and ensure food security.
In addition, the assessment analyzed the implications for gender equality and environmental sustainability as important cross-cutting issues of development cooperation. In addition, aspects of human rights were examined. As a systematic approach, value chain promotion is a complex tool for development cooperation. In accordance with the criteria defined in the assessment, systemic promotion measures are used at several levels of the chain and represent the interaction of various activities with different groups of participants at different levels.
Only consider projects that meet these criteria for systemic financing. During the evaluation, the projects of the value chain of bilateral development cooperation in the period ten years before today were analyzed. The evaluation results show that the promotion of value chains in agriculture, thanks to the systematic approach of an active society, is a suitable strategy for integrating small producers and other target groups in rural areas into value chains and thereby contributing to the improvement of their living conditions. In particular, given the economic importance of the agricultural sector, the modernization of agricultural production and its focus on the needs of agricultural markets are very relevant. Promoting the value chain here is effective and contributes to the studied development policy goals. However, these effects are limited.