How well positioned are CAREC countries to participate in regional and global value chains? What challenges and obstacles do they face? What are their strengths, and what opportunities can they tap into to succeed? This study takes stock of the 11 CAREC countries’ agriculture systems and identifies gaps as well as areas for regionwide cooperation and collaboration both in terms of policies and programs. The international food policy Research institute carried out this study under a partnership between the Asian development Bank and the CAREC Institute.