Within the framework of the Local Economic Development (LED), and the project of “Enabling job resilience and protecting decent work conditions in rural communities in Northern Lebanon”, the International Labor Organization (ILO) has contracted the North LEDA to facilitate a three days training to identify the priority of the Value Chains Development (VCD) interventions by the LED stakeholders. The training took place in Quality Inn Hotel, from 3 to 5 March. Stakeholders were from Ministries, Municipalities, Unions, Cooperative Representatives, Local and International NGOs…

During the first day, the trainer, with the support of the research team, explained briefly to the attendees the result of the Value Chain Assessment (VCA) they did over the potato and leafy greens value chains.

Then, the trainer presented the Market for Poor (M4P) approach where through a set of documentaries and examples, he explained how these stakeholders can apply this technique in developing their own interventions each for these value chains.

During the second and third day, the work was emphasized on the value chains of both potato and leafy greens in order to help the stakeholders develop new interventions concerning these value chains and analyze each of them carefully, where each of the stakeholders added some inputs, each according to his own field of work and expertise.

This training was an opportunity for these stakeholders to learn more about the principles of the value chains and ways and means to develop new interventions in this regard.

In the end of this training, all the information collected from the stakeholders will be transformed into an action plan for the implementation of these interventions, to be validated later.