Intervening in Value Chains

Intervening in Value Chains

Subtitle: 
Lessons from Zambia's Task Force on Acceleration of Cassava Utilisation
Author: 
Chitundu, Maureen
Publisher: 
Taylor & Francis Group
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Responsibility: 
Droppelmann, Klaus, jt. author
Haggblade Steven, jt. author
Journal Title: 
Journal of Development Studies
Source: 
The Journal of Development Studies,Vol.45,no.4,April 2009,pp.593-620
Abstract: 

Smallholder farmers operate in vertical supply chains. Therefore, an understanding of key opportunities and constraints up through the value chain becomes necessary for sustaining smallholder growth. Yet market analysis is of little value unless key private and public sector stakeholders agree to implement necessary reforms. This paper advocates an approach which marries together value chain analysis with a stakeholder task force to ensure that analysis of opportunities and constraints gets translated into actions that will facilitate commercial growth. Using Zambia's cassava task force as an example, the paper describes the value chain task force method and identifies elements critical to its effective implementation.

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CITATION: Chitundu, Maureen. Intervening in Value Chains . : Taylor & Francis Group , . The Journal of Development Studies,Vol.45,no.4,April 2009,pp.593-620 - Available at: http://library.au.int/intervening-value-chains-3