Mapping the cotton value chain in Pakistan: A preliminary assessment for identification of climate vulnerabilities & pathways to adaptation (PRISE Publication)

Mapping the cotton value chain in Pakistan: A preliminary assessment for identification of climate vulnerabilities & pathways to adaptation (PRISE Publication)

Publication details

  • Monday | 29 May, 2017
  • Fahad Saeed, Samavia Batool
  • Working Papers
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Executive Summary
 
As part of the Pathways to Resilience in Semi-arid Economies (PRISE) project,1 this working paper aims to analyse existing data on the cotton and textile sector in Pakistan, and identify horizontal and vertical
linkages2 within the cotton value chain (CVC). A broader objective of the PRISE project is to reduce poverty through increased climate resilience and inclusive economic growth.
 
This research into climate implications for business, as well as other sectors, applies the value chain approach. It focuses on understanding the stakeholders that operate within the cotton sector (from input
suppliers to end market buyers), the policy environment in which they function, and the entire process of textile manufacturing and export. This approach was chosen to understand the consequences of climate
risks as well as the adaptation measures needed to cope with adverse impacts in order to ensure the resilience of all actors involved in the value chain.