Food and Agriculture

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We live in a volatile global economy. This impacts the food and agriculture industry in profound ways. Stakeholders are grappling with questions such as:

  1. In the midst of change, where are opportunities that can be leveraged across the value chain?
  2. How can players within the industry partner together to benefit the poor, contributing to inclusive and sustainable development?
  3. How do food and trade affect healthy diets?

The Duke GVC Center consistently answers these and other related questions through its research.

IMPACT SUMMARY IN THE FOOD & AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY

Reports: 28

Publications: 15

Geographies covered: 20 countries throughout Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East and North America.

Topic areas: competitiveness, workforce development, small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), upgrading, inclusive development and public-private partnerships (PPPs)

CLIENT CASE STUDIES IN THE FOOD & AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY

The Duke GVC Center has conducted research in the food and agriculture industry for the following clients: The World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, Environmental Defense Fund, Oxfam, OECD, US Department of Defense-Minerva Initiative, Walton Foundation, The World Health Organization, USAID/ACDI-VOCA and RTI International. The following is just a snapshot of the ways Duke CGGC has generated impact for these clients.

Basic Principles and Guidelines for Impactful and Sustainable Inclusive Business Interventions in High-Value Agro-Food Value Chains

Client: Inter-American Development Bank-Multilateral Investment Fund (IDB-MIF)

Challenge: IDB-MIF wanted to capture the lessons from its experience in inclusive business and value chain development interventions in high-value agricultural markets. They sought to improve these interventions based on good practices and facilitate systematic institutionalization of this knowledge.

Approach & Outcome: The Duke GVC Center’s report summarized key lessons of IDB-MIF’s projects in seven countries throughout Latin America. The team proposed a model to overcome constraints and provided a step-by-step guide to deploy it in high-value agriculture markets. The report was based on extensive primary and secondary research of IDB-MIF projects, interventions by development agencies and literature on SME inclusion in value chains. Over 50 interviews were conducted with country specialists, implementing agencies, industry experts, associations and producers.

Public-Private Partnerships in Global Value Chains – Can They Actually Benefit the Poor?

Client: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Challenge: The past 15 years has seen a proliferation of PPPs between the private sector and the international development community, yet little is known about their impact on developing countries.

Approach & Outcome: The Duke GVC Center research report examined the main concerns over the potential of PPPs to bring about inclusive development: alignment of business and pro-poor development interests; actors and institutions that determine how the system works; and achievable outcomes. The report was based on secondary sources, including partner progress reports, post-project evaluation reports, studies from other development agencies and the global value chain (GVC) literature to analyze partnership outcomes. It also included several phone interviews with development experts.

Burundi in the Coffee Global Value Chain

Client: World Bank

Challenge: The coffee sector is crucial to the Burundian economy for a number of reasons. Policy makers, donors and industry actors wanted to identify potential opportunities to improve labor productivity and create jobs for the large number of unemployed youth in the country.

Approach & Outcome: Using the GVC framework, the Duke GVC Center researched how the global coffee industry is changing and assessed Burundi’s current position in the GVC. The research team highlighted opportunities for Burundi to strengthen its positioning.

Analysis of Ghana’s Non-Traditional Agricultural Exports

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Sierra Leone in the Cocoa Global Value Chain

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Belize in the Cocoa Global Value Chain

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Belize in the Shrimp Global Value Chain

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Jamaica in the Arabica Coffee Global Value Chain

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Barbados in the Rum Global Value Chain

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The Philippines in the Rubber GVC

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The Philippines in the Cocoa-Chocolate GVC

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The Philippines in the Coffee GVC

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The Philippines in the Mango GVC

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

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Russian Wheat Value Chain and Global Food Security

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Maize Value Chains in East Africa

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Dairy Value Chains in East Africa

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Peru in the Table Grape Global Value Chain: Opportunities for Upgrading in Peru

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Pro-Poor Development and Power Asymmetries in Global Value Chains

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Public-Private Partnerships in Global Value Chains: Can They Actually Benefit the Poor?

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Wheat Value Chains and Food Security in the Middle East and North Africa Region

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Basic Principles and Guidelines for Impactful and Sustainable Inclusive Business Interventions in High-Value Agro-Food Value Chains

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Burundi in the Agribusiness, Coffee and Energy Global Value Chains: Skills for Private Sector Development: Project Overview

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Burundi in the Coffee Global Value Chain: Skills for Private Sector Development

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The Tobacco Global Value Chain in Low Income Countries

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Capturing the Gains in Africa: Making the Most of Global Value Chain Participation

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Realizing the Potential of African Agriculture: Innovations and Market Access for Smallholders Farmers

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Assessment of Five High-Value Agriculture Inclusive Business Projects

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Inclusion of Small- and Medium-Sized Producers in High-Value Agro-Food Value Chains

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Case: Development of Micro and Small Rural Apicultural Producers in Nicaragua & Honduras

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Case: Strengthening the Competitiveness of Organic Producers in Andean Microwatersheds

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Case: Strengthening the Competitiveness of the Stevia Value Chain in Paraguay

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Case: Supporting the Competitiveness of Central American Coffee

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The Fruit and Vegetables Global Value Chain: Economic Upgrading and Workforce Development: Chapter 2

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Agricultural Value Chains in the Mexicali Valley of Mexico: Main Producers and Buyers

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A Value Chain Analysis of the Sinaloa, Mexico Shrimp Fishery

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Beef and Diary

A Value Chain Analysis of the U.S. Beef and Dairy Industries

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A Value Chain Analysis of the U.S. Pork Industry

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A Value Chain Analysis of Selected California Crops

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Comparing Egypt and Saudi Arabia’s Wheat GVC

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Comparing Russia’s and Ukraine’s Wheat GVC

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Hubs and Communities: A Structural Analysis of MENA’s Wheat Network

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Moroccan Food Security and the Wheat Value Chain

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Shifting Sources of Wheat Supply for MENA Countries: the Rise of the Black Sea

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Syria Wheat Value Chain and Food Security

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Role of Private Firms in the Egyptian Maize Value Chain

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'U.S.-Based Food and Agricultural Value Chains and Their Relevance to Healthy Diets

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A Global Value Chain Approach to Food Safety and Quality Standards

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A Global Value Chains Approach to Food, Healthy Diets, and Childhood Obesity

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Changing Food Systems and Inequality: Implications for Food Security and Public Policy

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Global Value Chain Analysis and Food Security

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Global Value Chains and Agrifoods Standards: Challenges and Possibilities for Smallholders in Developing Countries

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Inclusive Value Chain Interventions in the High-Value Agrifood Sector in Latin America

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The Marketing and Distribution of Fast Food

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Trade, Transnational Corporations and Food Consumption: A GVC Approach

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Connecting to the World Market through Regional Value Chains: Partnership Opportunities in Coconut Value Chain for the Small Caribbean Economies

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Global Value Chains, Economic Upgrading and Gender: Case Studies of the Horticulture, Tourism, and Call Center Industries

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Connecting Local Producers in Developing Countries to Regional and Global Value Chains

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A Global Value Chain Analysis of Food Security and Food Staples for Major Energy-Exporting Nations in the Middle East and North Africa

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Shifting Governance Structures in the Wheat Value Chain: Implications for Food Security in the Middle East and North Africa

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Wheat Global Value Chains, Global Corporations and Food Security in MENA

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The Coconut Global Value Chain

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The Wheat Value Chain and Food Security in the Middle East and North Africa

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Public-Private Partnerships in Global Value Chains: Can They Actually Benefit the Poor?

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Food Security and International Trade: A Global Value Chains Approach

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Global Value Chain Analysis of Food Security and Food Staples for Major Energy- Exporting Nations in the Middle East and North Africa: Russia Focus

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Global Value Chain Analysis of Food Security and Food Staples for Major Energy-Exporting Nations in the Middle East and North Africa

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Global Value Chains and Upgrading: New Trends and Implications for Food and Nutrition Security

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Realizing the Potential of African Agriculture: Catalytic Innovations Across Agricultural Value Chains

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Opportunities and Challenges for Agricultural Value Chains in Latin America

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Inclusion of Small- and Medium-Sized Producers in High-Value Agro-Food Value Chains

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Realizing the Potential of African Agriculture: Innovations Across Agricultural Value Chains

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