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Sustainable agrofood value chains: a selective literature review from the Global South

PUBLICATION YEAR: 2023
OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- client
Print HSRC Library: shelf number 9812935
handle 20.500.11910/21479
This working paper is a selective overview of sustainable agrofood value chains with specific reference to experiences of countries in the Global South. As a desktop review, it accessed information through search engines and online platforms. Literature searches targeted academic literature, policy documents, case studies and other grey literature. The overview is structured around the main segments on agrofood value chains, starting with primary crop and livestock agriculture. Subsequent sections look at agroprocessing, wholesale, retail and consumption. Each section documents and explains the characteristics of a value chain segment and, where feasible, elaborates on conceptual and theoretical approaches used to frame case studies on a specific segment. It also highlights the different stakeholders involved in the food value chain and how these can play a role in poverty alleviation.