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Quantifying value chain analysis in the context of livestock systems in developing countries

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  • Rich, Karl M.
  • Ross, R. Brent
  • Baker, A. Derek
  • Negassa, Asfaw

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The analysis of value chains has augmented our knowledge on the complexities, inter-linkages, distributional benefits, and institutional arrangements of production and marketing channels in developing countries. However, the analysis remains relatively qualitative and case-specific, with limited ability to rank or assess the impact of alternative interventions or to analyze sufficiently the complex market dynamics and feedbacks present in livestock systems. This paper offers theoretical and applied insights on ways to improve the analytical rigor of the value chain methodology that combines both qualitative and quantitative approaches.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Food Policy.

Volume (Year): 36 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 (April)
Pages: 214-222

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Handle: RePEc:eee:jfpoli:v:36:y:2011:i:2:p:214-222

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Keywords: Value chain Livestock Developing countries;

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  1. Lie, Helene & Rich, Karl M. & Kurwijila, Lusato R. & Jervell, Anne M., 2012. "Improving Smallholder Livelihoods Through Local Value Chain Development: A Case Study of Goat Milk Yogurt in Tanzania," International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IAMA), vol. 15(3).

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