Rapid Loss Appraisal Tool (RLAT) - For agribusiness value chains - User guide for maize

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Heike Ostermann

Margret Will, Kerstin Hell

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October, 2015
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Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Special unit ‘One World – No Hunger’
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The purpose of the RLAT is to provide a sufficiently accurate pre-screening tool for identifying intervention points along agribusiness Value Chains (VCs), working out incentives for VC operators and proposing measures to reduce pre- and post-harvest losses. The tool supports the design of concrete interventions that have the primary aim of improving food security at the subsistence level, either on farms or in communities, and the secondary aim of upgrading specific VCs.

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Heike Ostermann, Margret Will, Kerstin Hell
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Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Ostermann, H. & Will, M. & Hell, K.2015. Rapid Loss Appraisal Tool (RLAT) for agribusiness value chains - User guide for maize, Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Bonn and Eschborn, Germany

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