This is informed by the fact that Agricultural Market demands are changing rapidly and becoming more stringent especially for smallholder farmers. CBI 360 adopts a value chain approach to offer innovative approaches to enhance competitiveness, commercialization and sustainability of agricultural systems with an aim of maximizing proceeds for all value chain actors. CBI 360 has immense experience in offering iterative approaches to aid clients adapt to the factors impacting on agricultural markets, from climate change, expansion of modern retail markets, working with agricultural sector stakeholders on agricultural value chains for development. Under this banner, we partner with our clients to conceptualize the following:
This entails identification of various value chains in a given locality, prioritization of the value chains in view of feasibility, sustainability and accruable benefits. Profiling of value chain actors for the priority value chains and structuring out value chain activities.
This involves a more detailed interrogation of the value chain of interest to understand the profiles of the actors, segmentation of vale chain into stages, the bottlenecks hindering its development, opportunities and challenges at every stage.
Value chain finance refers to financial products and services that flow to or through any stage in a value chain that enable investments that increase actors' returns and the growth and competitiveness of the vale chain. We, therefore, work with our clients to identify financial service providers that are appropriate for a given value chain, develop value chain specific financing instruments, identify, quantify and package financing needs and investment options, design financing models, bankable business plans, support entry and upscaling of investments, fundraising proposals etc.
To ensure sustainability of value chains, it’s important to explore options for value addition and develop market linkages. Once actors are known, stages are defined, financing options are defined, then, value addition is put into perspective. CBI 360 participates in design of value addition options that enhance market access, product shelf life, product value and diversify product usability. Available options are ranked and prioritized based on various criteria