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Fasting, food and farming: Value chains and food taboos in Ethiopia

The impact of food taboos–often because of religion–is understudied.

Towards food systems transformation—five paradigm shifts for healthy, inclusive and sustainable food systems

Food systems must serve different societal, public health and individual nutrition, and environme

Leading the Way - Foreign Direct Investment and Dairy Value Chain Upgrading in Uganda

Driven by increased demand from both local and export markets and facilitated by far-reaching lib

Women’s empowerment and gender equality in agricultural value chains: Evidence from four countries in Asia and Africa

Women play important roles at different nodes of both agricultural and off-farm value chains, but

Impact of Gendered Participation in market-linked value-chains on Economic Outcomes: Evidence from India

We combine the results of a laboratory experiment and survey of agricultural households to estima

Relational governance, equity and social spill-over of agricultural value chains: Cotton case in Cameroon and beyond

It is often claimed that cotton production is of significant economic and social importance in th

From unfair prices to unfair trading practices: Political economy, value chains and 21st century agri-food policy

This article analyzes how value chains play a role in the political economy of agricultural and f

Urban proximity, access to value chains, and dairy productivity in Ethiopia

This article analyzes how urban proximity introduces spatial heterogeneity in farm productivity w

COVID-19 and impacts on global food systems and household welfare

The food system, and those who depend on it, have been strongly but unevenly affected by COVID-19

Food prices and marketing margins during the COVID‐19 pandemic: Evidence from vegetable value chains in Ethiopia

It is widely feared that the shock of the COVID‐19 pandemic will lead to a significant worsening

On the origins of food loss

In this paper, we try to understand what the main causes of food losses (FLs) are.

Food consumption and food security during the COVID‐19 pandemic in Addis Ababa

International humanitarian organizations have expressed substantial concern about the potential f

Food loss and waste in food supply chains. A systematic literature review and framework development approach

This study examines the state of the art of the literature in the domain of food loss and waste (

Poverty reduction through the development of inclusive food value chains

Propelled by urbanization, rising incomes, and changing diets, food markets have been expanding i

COVID-19 risks to global food security

As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, trade-offs have emerged between the need to contain the viru

Empowerment in agricultural value chains: Mixed methods evidence from the Philippines

Women's participation and empowerment in value chains are goals of many development organizations

Global value chains and policy practice: The making of linkages in the Ivorian cashew industry

The global value chain framework has gained increasing prominence as a policy tool for resource-b

Food systems for sustainable development: Proposals for a profound four-part transformation

Evidence shows the importance of food systems for sustainable development: they are at the nexus

Policy-induced price distortions along the small ruminant value chains in Ethiopia



The purpose of this paper is to identify sources and quantifying di

Impact of traditional versus modern dairy value chains on food security: Evidence from India’s dairy sector

The Indian government has made significant efforts to promote dairy cooperatives to link the milk

Key issues in regional growth and integration in Southern Africa

The decade to 2015 saw rapid growth in trade between Southern African Development Community (SADC

Services in Thailand and Participation in Global Value Chains

This paper examines the services sector in Thailand with a focus on regional and global value cha

Incomplete contracts and allocation of residual claim along the global value chains: evidence from Japan

The seminal work by Antras and Chor in 2013 predicted that, under incomplete-contracting environm

Mapping the Philippines in the Offshoring Services Global Value Chain

This paper aims to analyse the current position and potential for upgrading of the Philippines in

Heterogeneous incentives for innovation adoption: The price effect on segmented markets

It is now commonly accepted that poverty alleviation and the development of agricultural value ch

The Role of Trade Policies in Building Regional Value Chains - Some Preliminary Evidence From Africa

Regional value chains (RVCs) are considered as an important step towards greater integration into

Coffee Value Chains on the Move: Evidence from Ethiopia

International coffee markets are changing quickly due to market liberalization, increasingly stri

Identification of production challenges and benefits using value chain mapping of egg food systems in Nairobi, Kenya

Commercial layer and indigenous chicken farming in Nairobi and associated activities in the egg v

Formal versus informal: Efficiency, inclusiveness and financing of dairy value chains in Indian Punjab

This paper highlights that 1) Both formal and informal value chains coexist in the dairy sector o