Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/230501
Authors: 
Kuijpers, Rob
Year of Publication: 
2019
Series/Report no.: 
LICOS Discussion Paper No. 414
Abstract: 
Value chain development (VCD) has become a popular policy instrument to help farmers in developing countries access markets. While VCD initiated by the private sector has received much attention in the literature, there is yet little research on public-led VCD. This paper pro-vides a conceptualization of public-led VCD and discusses in what context it can be a relevant policy instrument. As an illustration, the paper then describes the project "SAFAL", which di-rectly intervenes in the aquaculture, horticulture, and dairy sector of South-West Bangladesh. Using a matched difference-in-difference methodology, it is estimated that SAFAL increased farmers' output market participation, food production, and smallholder welfare, and reduced the number of days in which participating households were food insecure.
Subjects: 
value chain development
market access
impact evaluation
aquaculture
small-holder
food security
JEL: 
Q12
Q13
O13
O19
O22
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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