Alliances for Action: Guide for export promotion

A joint publication between the Food and Agriculture Organization and the International Trade Centre, this guide presents a step-by-step approach to assist development practitioners, national authorities and the private sector in facilitating the development of export promotion programs through building multi-stakeholder value chain (VC) alliances to compete in international markets.

The guide draws from the Alliances for Action (A4A) approach, which was developed by ITC. A4A has been proven to be effective in mobilizing VC and supporting participants in an ecosystem around a shared purpose to transform VC performance in terms of competitiveness, value addition, and export growth, among other targets. This helps practitioners and value chain stakeholders understand the critical steps and processes in the establishment of successful alliances, which lead to product upgrading, the establishment of new market outlets, and the promotion of sustainable production and consumption.