07 Sep 2017 06:09 am

Recent literature suggests that to make value chains in changing agrifood systems in sub-Saharan Africa more inclusive, intermediary institutions should foster coordination.

28 Aug 2017 07:08 am

This paper analyses governance structures in Uganda’s smallholder pig value chains by applying the New Institutional Economics framework. It utilises cross sectional and qualitative survey data from randomly selected pig value chain actors in 4 districts.

03 Aug 2017 09:08 am

This study analyzes the Laiterie Du Berger (LDB)’s milk supply chain and its contribution to strengthening the food security and socioeconomic resources of Senegalese Sahelian pastoral households.

19 Jul 2017 08:07 am

Smallholder farmers in Zambia comprise 85 per cent of the farmers’ population. Such farmers are regarded as not creditworthy and furthermore their agricultural productivity could be improved.

26 Jun 2017 08:06 am

This article draws on four contrasting cases of value chain development (VCD) in Nicaragua to assess approaches and tools used in design and implementation.

02 Jun 2016 03:06 pm

Dairy in Ethiopia was traditionally a woman's industry and male involvement was considered taboo. Increases in the use of contracting to enter formal markets required the participation of the usually male head of household.

28 Apr 2016 03:04 pm

This study hence quantifies the benefits of contract farming on remotely located farmers’ income and compliance with food safety measures.

09 Feb 2015 12:02 pm

This paper provides evidence of the use of farmer associations and public-private partnerships to help smallholders meet strict export standards. In the case of Kenya, the government funded training in Euregap compliance to export green beans.

20 Mar 2014 02:03 pm

Uncertainty and risk are characteristics inherent in agricultural activities, and one of the main sources of risk is weather. Because agriculture depends heavily on rainfall, it is sensitive to weather changes.

14 Aug 2013 07:08 am

We show theoretically that the presence of basis risk in index insurance makes it a complement to informal risk sharing, implying that index insurance crowds-in risk sharing and leading to a prediction that demand will be higher among groups of individuals that can share risk.