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Agricultural innovation and inclusive value-chain development: a review

Author: Devaux, A.
Author: Torero, M.
Author: Donovan, J.A.
Author: Horton, D.
Year: 2018
Abstract: Purpose: The purpose of this paper is twofold: first, to take stock of the current state of knowledge about inclusive value-chain development (VCD) in the context of international agricultural research; and second, to draw out the implications for future research and action. Design/methodology/approach – This paper is based on a review of recent research papers authored by professionals affiliated with international agricultural research centers and their partners in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Findings – The studies reviewed in the paper identify the opportunities emerging from new and expanding markets for agricultural products and challenges to smallholder participation in these markets. It identifies key attributes of successful value-chain interventions, emphasizing the importance of combining value-chain approaches with other approaches, including those emerging from innovation systems and rural livelihoods frameworks. Methods are offered for evaluating complex value-chain interventions. Research limitations/implications – The paper summarizes the state of knowledge as of early 2016 in a dynamic field. Important contributions to knowledge may have been made since then. Originality/value – The paper summarizes the state of knowledge in the field, and identifies emerging issues and policy implications, knowledge gaps, and priorities for future applied research
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Language: English
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
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Type: Article
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
Pages: 99-123
Issue: 1
Volume: 8
DOI: 10.1108/JADEE-06-2017-0065
Keywords: Inclusive Development
Keywords: Multistakeholder Platform
Keywords: Scaling Up
Keywords: Inclusive Development
Keywords: Multistakeholder Platform
Keywords: Scaling Up
Country of Focus: AFRICA
Country of Focus: ASIA
Country of Focus: LATIN AMERICA
Journal: Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies

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    Including topics such as farming systems, markets, impact & targeting, innovations, and GIS

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