International Journal of Agricultural Economics and Extension ISSN 2329-9797 Vol. 8 (7), pp. 001-007, July, 2020. © International Scholars Journals

Full Length Research Paper

Checklists for evaluating high value agricultural products projects: The experience of the pacific island developing countries

Amos Gyau1, Zac Tchoundjeu1 and Stelle Franzel2

1World Agroforestry Centre, West and Central Africa Region, P. O. Box 16317, Yaounde, Cameroon.

2World Agroforestry Centre, Nairobi, Kenya.

Accepted 21 November, 2019

Abstract

This paper identifies and investigates high value agricultural products (HVAPs) related projects in the experiences of the Pacific islands developing countries (PIDCs). Based on analysis and evaluation of project reports, the paper identifies key factors and checklists which need to be evaluated in embarking on projects which affect the development of HVAPs related projects. The main elements of the proposed framework include external factors, level of integration of the value chain project to traditional agricultural system of the beneficiary country, market analysis, how holistic is the approach and linkages of the projects to other projects. The paper provokes thoughts for the development of a holistic framework to analyse HVAPs projects in the PIDC in particular and developing countries in general.

Key words: High value agricultural products, programmes, Pacific island countries, checklist.