This paper was elaborated in the framework of the project “Adolescents and Youth (AYs) for GREEN: Gaza Resilient Economy and Environment” and its aim is to recommend strategic guidelines and a plan of action for the development of a competitive, inclusive, and sustainable LIVESTOCK value chain in the targeted territories.
The LIVESTOCK is one of the six prioritised value chains for the exercise, the other being beekeeping, date palm, poultry, vegetables and recycling.
According to the Focus Group, the interviewed livestock value chain experts, and the secondary literature review (National Investment Plan 2020-2022, Ministry of Agriculture’s Livestock Sector Strategy 2015-2019) the most important market for livestock products in the Gaza Strip is represented by cattle dairy products as well as beef meat. For this reason, these Strategic Guidelines refer to the specific BEEF AND DAIRY CATTLE VALUE CHAIN.
For this purpose, the WeWorld/ILS LEDA comprehensive territorial approach CPA (Community Protection Approach)-RESCO (REsources for Sustainable COmpetitiveness), which addresses protection risks within communities, while fostering economic and social value chain development, was used.
The present paper includes the part of the approach regarding the assessment of the value chain competitive, inclusive and sustainable needs and opportunities, leading to the formulation of the correspondent development strategy, through the use of the RESCO tool.
In particular, chapter 2 will provide details about the RESCO methodology for the value chain assessment; chapter 3 will describe the background of the value chain; chapter 4 will analyse the assessment of the competitive advantages, inclusiveness, and sustainability of the value chain in the target areas; and, finally, chapter 5 will outline the Strategic Actions Guidelines and priorities for the value chain development.