Herold, Jana (2020): Agricultural value chains in development cooperation. Analyses and recommendations. Institute for Development and Peace (INEF), University of Duisburg-Essen (AVE-Study 23b/2020). 27 pages
2 April 2020. The Institute for Development and Peace (INEF) at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, conducted a four-year research project entitled “Ways out of extreme poverty, vulnerability and food insecurity”. The aim of the project was to develop recommendations for German official development cooperation with regard to improving target group reach and sustainable living situations for extremely poor, vulnerable and food-insecure populations groups.
- access to land and tenure security,
- value chains
- and social security.
Participation, socio-cultural factors and gender aspects were always taken into account as crosscutting issues. In the focus countries Benin, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia and Kenya, good practice projects were identified for the above-mentioned priority topics and, in a second step, their effectiveness was examined on site.
Based on fieldwork and research of the past four years, the March 2020 study demonstrates that support of agricultural value chains has become an important approach in German and international development cooperation, not only to promote the economic development of a country but also to contribute to poverty reduction and food security by integrating smallholder farmers into value chains.