Commodities and Value Chains
Through the experience of pilot project implementation the Fund has developed its focus on interventions addressing commodity issues in value chain context. The CFC expects that its small interventions would generate high impact by empowering primary producers to benefit from commodity market growth by enhancing their participation in the value chains.
Decline of commodity prices relative to manufactures prices: challenges for SSA depending on primary commodities for a substantial share of export revenues.
The decline will continue in the longer term: productivity increases in commodities continue to outpace those in manufactures.