Measurement in a World of Globalized Production: What are Potential Drivers of ‘Unequal’ Value Distribution in Agri-Food Value Chains?

Measurement in a World of Globalized Production: What are Potential Drivers of ‘Unequal’ Value Distribution in Agri-Food Value Chains?
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Listing Type: Research Reports

Ajmal Abdulsamad | Gary Gereffi

This research assessed the distribution of value in agri-food GVCs and recommended policy areas where advocacy campaigns should focus to support inclusive growth. The research synthesized quantitative and qualitative analytical approaches. Data from the World Input-Output Database (WIOD) and GVC input-output models were deployed to estimate distribution of value across the agri-food GVCs. Interpretation of the findings and an assessment of drivers of value distribution were conducted by a series of case studies. Selection of case studies were informed by various GVC governance structures linked to product characteristics and consultation with the client. Data and information for the project was collected from various databases, industry reports, journal articles, and interviews key informants. The research identified areas where policy interventions were necessary to address income inequality within the context of agri-food GVCs. The report also highlighted complexities and data challenges facing researchers to effectively measure value distribution in GVCs.

Geography: World
Client: Oxfam

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