Value Chain Concepts and Application Training at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

02/20/2017 By Saweda Liverpool-Tasie and Thomas Reardon On February 20–21, 2017 the Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project, supported by USAID Nigeria, organized a two-day training on value chain concepts and analysis in Agriculture at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. The training brought together over 100 students and young researchers from Kaduna, Kano, Katsina and Plateau states. The training focused on the evolution of value chain concepts and current cutting edge approaches to value chain analysis within agriculture. Participants gained insights on how … Read More

Agrifood Value Chains: Concepts, Axes of Transformation, Illustrations

Thomas Reardon, ABU, Zaria, Nigeria Overview: 1) Concept of the Value Chain (VC), “fish image”, as cluster of VCs with dendritic structure 2) Evolution of research approaches 3) Axes of VC transformation: structure, conduct/behavior, performance presented in structure of VC typology (traditional, transitional, modern) 4) Examples of transformation of VCs: fish (Asia/US), chicken (US) potatoes (India, US), dairy (Brazil), chicken (US) File Download