Value chains for nutrition

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Corinna Hawkes and Marie T. Ruel 2020 Conference on "Leveraging Agriculture for Improving Nutrition and Health" February 11, 2011


  • 1. Value Chains for NutritionDr Corinna Hawkes, Independent ConsultantDr Marie Ruel, Director, Poverty, Health & Nutrition Division, IFPRI With thanks to Robert Mazur, Andrew Westby and the other case study authors IFPRI 2020 Conference on Leveraging Agriculture for Improving Nutrition and Health, New Delhi, February 10-12 2011
  • 2. The Concept
  • 3. From agricultural production for nutrition to value chains for nutrition $
  • 4. Why incorporate nutritional goals into value chains?
  • 5. Activities Actors Inputs into production Crop breeders; extension services Food production 4) Toagricultural laborers, a Farmers, Provide Primary food storage and processing Framework to Packers, millers, crushers, refiners 3) To Provide a Create foods manufacturers Economic Framework for Secondary food processing Processed Value and Value Coordinated, Food distribution, transport, and trade for Importers, exporters, brokers, Nutrition, while Multisectoral Food retailing and catering Informal retailers, supermarketthe Addressing chains, Solutions Trade-offs Food promotion and labeling Advertising agencies 1) To 2) To Food Food Food FoodImprove availability affordability quality acceptability Improve Supply Demand Food consumption and diet quality
  • 6. Examples
  • 7. Creating economic and nutritional value from OFSP, Mozambique With thanks to the University of Greenwich, UK
  • 8. The Opportunity The current focus on value chain development for agricultureprovides an opportunity to build in nutrition goals
  • 9. But value chains for nutrition need a nutrition-focus Start with a clear definition of the nutritional problem Have explicit nutrition goals Create value for nutrition
  • 10. ConclusionValue chains can be developed to improve nutrition outcomeswhile also providing solutions todevelopment challenges in other sectors, not least, in agriculture