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Value Chain Cases in the Context of Conservation Marketing and Certification
Proceedings from the Workshop

The “Value Chain Cases in the Context of Conservation Marketing and Certification” Workshop and Training, held in Arusha, Tanzania June 25 – 27, 2009 brought together key stakeholders to share successful strategies from horticulture, livestock, forest products, energy, carbon and water sectors. These efforts are linking products to conservation markets and a wide variety of certification programs and payment for ecosystem services (PES) mechanisms.

This event, sponsored by EnterpriseWorks/VITA, was supported by USAID under the Translinks Program – Linking Natural Resources, Economic Growth and Good Governance. Twenty-six participants, from eight countries representing field practitioners, community groups, the private sector, government and donors shared their product and enterprise development experiences and learned about tools, methodologies, and market trends that are generating documented benefits for the poor and conservation of key biodiversity areas.

The workshop proceedings and PowerPoint presentations of the case studies and training materials are available for download:

Workshop Proceedings (.pdf, 1.7 MB)

Workshop Presentations (.zip, 45 MB)