L-IFT’s agricultural value chain diaries look at various actors along the length of one value chain, typically from input suppliers, through primary producers, primary traders, processors, wholesalers/exporters, retailers and potentially even end users.
The agricultural value chain diaries focus on the various actors’ experiences in the value chain, i.e. their interaction with their suppliers and their clients. The value chain diaries track the value chain actors’ views on how well the value chain functions and how they view the collaboration between the value chain actors. In addition, they will do basic financial diaries for their value chain related business (income, costs, number of transactions, investments), any other income they may have and personal expenditures.