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Making agricultural value chains more inclusive through technology and innovation

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  • Reena das Nair
  • Namhla Landani

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Some entry barriers in agricultural and agro-processing value chains, particularly for smallholder farmers and small/medium-sized processors, can be overcome with innovation and technology adoption. Technologies and innovation in these sectors have been both radical and incremental, ranging widely through biotechnology; production technologies; automation in sorting, grading, and packaging; and digital platforms and data-connected devices for market access.

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  • Reena das Nair & Namhla Landani, 2020. "Making agricultural value chains more inclusive through technology and innovation," WIDER Working Paper Series wp-2020-38, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
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