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INFORMATION FLOWS IN ORGANIC VALUE CHAIN RESEARCH – EXPERIENCES FROM THE PROJECT ’PRODUCTIVITY AND GROWTH IN ORGANIC VALUE CHAINS (ProGrOV)’

Andreasen, Lise and Halberg, Niels (2014) INFORMATION FLOWS IN ORGANIC VALUE CHAIN RESEARCH – EXPERIENCES FROM THE PROJECT ’PRODUCTIVITY AND GROWTH IN ORGANIC VALUE CHAINS (ProGrOV)’. In: Rahmann, G. and Aksoy, U. (Eds.) Building Organic Bridges, Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, Braunschweig, Germany, 1, Thuenen Report, no. 20, pp. 163-166.

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The project ’Productivity and Growth in Organic Value Chain (ProGrOV)’ is a combined research, development and capacity building project that focuses on different aspects of organic value chains in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. It is 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 through PhD and MSc projects at universities in the three countries. 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. The project is developing a value chains approach with emphasis on information flow between researchers and stakeholders with the students acting as intermediaries compiling and translating information as part of their research projects. Feed-back information between researchers and stakeholders is, however, often not taking place in a systematically form and can be difficult to conceptualise. Initial finding are also indicating that it is a challenge to find a balance between participatory approach in MSc and PhD research projects and the academic requirements of universities.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:value chains, stakeholder participation, research and development
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
Englishinformation transferhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_49825
EnglishMarket researchhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_4618
Subjects: Food systems > Markets and trade
Food systems > Produce chain management
Research affiliation: Denmark > ICROFS - International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems
International Conferences > 2014: 18th IFOAM OWC Scientific Track: 4th ISOFAR Scientific Conference
International Projects > Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark - DANIDA > Productivity and Growth in Organic Value-chains (ProGrOV)
ISBN:978-3-86576-128-6
DOI:10.3220/REP_20_1_2014
Deposited By: Andreasen, Lise
ID Code:23320
Deposited On:16 Oct 2014 09:55
Last Modified:16 Oct 2014 09:55
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:urn:nbn:de:gbv:253-201407-dn053621-1

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