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Productivity and growth in organic value chains in East Africa – potentials and challenges for accessing local high value markets

Andreasen, L. and Lazaro, E. (2013) Productivity and growth in organic value chains in East Africa – potentials and challenges for accessing local high value markets. In: Løes, Anne-Kristin; Askegaard, Margrethe; Langer, Vibeke; Partanen, Kirsi; Pehme, Sirli; Rasmussen, Ilse A.; Salomon, Eva; Sørensen, Peter; Ullvén, Karin and Wivstad, Maria (Eds.) Organic farming systems as a driver for change, NJF Report, no. 9 (3), pp. 35-36.

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Summary

The project ‘Productivity and Growth in Organic Value Chains (ProGrOV)’ is a collaboration between universities in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Denmark addressing the need for sustainable development of smallholder farming systems in East Africa with focus on value chains for local high-value markets as well as export chains. While some research has focused on improving productivity and Natural Resource Management of smallholder farmers in Eastern Africa this has most often not been linked with studies of how to link improved production to market access and quality demands. NGO’s have demonstrated the synergy of supporting ecological intensification through improved marketing and innovation capacity of groups of smallholder farmers but only very few research projects have studied this potential synergy (Pali et al., 2007; Hawkins et al., 2009; Høgh-Jensen et al., 2010). ProGrOV contributes to the development of a platform of scientific capacity and evidence on potentials of organic value chains and agroecological approaches to agricultural development.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:value chains, ecological intensification, innovation capacity,East Africa, local high value markets
Agrovoc keywords:
LanguageValueURI
EnglishFood chainshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_3014
EnglishSustainable developmenthttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_35332
Englishsmallholdershttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_14343
EnglishIntensificationhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_33485
Englishagroecologyhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_92381
Subjects: Food systems > Markets and trade
Food systems > Produce chain management
Research affiliation: Tanzania
Denmark > ICROFS - International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems
International Conferences > 2013: NJF Seminar 461 - Organic farming systems as a driver for change
International Projects > Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark - DANIDA > Productivity and Growth in Organic Value-chains (ProGrOV)
ISSN:1653-2015
Related Links:http://www.icrofs.org/Pages/Research/progrov.html
Deposited By: Rasmussen, Ilse Ankjær
ID Code:23219
Deposited On:05 Sep 2013 14:01
Last Modified:16 Sep 2013 11:34
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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