Policy Support and Governance

Value Chain Analysis for Policy Making: FAO VCA Tool 3.2


FAO’s VCA-Tool is a software that has been developed for Value Chain Analysis to analyze and compare the effects of different policy options for agriculture and sustainable rural development.

The FAO VCA-Tool software allows you to create an accounting framework for value chain analysis and to compare different scenarios. It also helps you to build and handle your own databases.

The software allows you to build different scenarios and to analyze the socio-economic impact of various policies such as domestic prices liberalization, opening to international trade, new technologies adoption, etc. The software allows you to build a baseline scenario which corresponds to a benchmark situation and once you generate the policy measures or changes in the value chain, their impacts will modify the original reference scenario.

More specifically, the software enables you to systematically gather, store and manage data for the implementation of Cost-Benefit and Value Added Analyses.

The software is the complementary tool to the Value Chain Analysis for Policy Making - Methodological Guidelines for a Quantitative Approach document which provides the conceptual and methodological framework for value chain analysis.

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This paper is part of the FAO Policy series: EASYPol-Resources for policy making (in agriculture, rural development and food security). To find other EASYPol series' resources, go to the Policy Support and Governance website>Resources and type "EASYPol" in the free text search.

Published: 2013
Publisher: Bellu, L.G.
Geography: Global