The reality of food losses: A new measurement methodology

Measuring food loss, identifying where in the food system it occurs, and developing effective policies along every stage of the value chain are essential first steps in addressing the problem of food loss and waste in developing countries. Food loss has been defined in many ways, and disagreement remains regarding proper terminology and measurement methodology. New paper addresses the existing measurement gap.

How much for the local apples?

Study showed that nearly 75% of consumers in Cusco, Peru were willing to pay at least 10% more for the locally grown fruits. Those ready to pay premium were on average younger, more educated, had higher household incomes, and had more young children.

Toward leaner and more effective value chain development. Special journal edition on inclusive VCD and associated services

Since the early 2000’s, practitioners and researchers have been working on ways to design market-oriented development interventions with smallholders. Many of the findings have provided positive experiences by a given NGO or project in a particular context. Early writings helped to put value chain development (VCD) on the development agenda, while advancing innovation in market-based >> Read more

Book: Innovation for inclusive value-chain development: Successes and challenges

The new book edited by a group of authors working with our Inclusive Value Chains and Efficient Trade research flagship talks about value-chain development (VCD) for stimulating economic growth and combating rural poverty, that has been increasingly embraced by governments, nongovernmental organizations, donors, and the private sector. The book helps to fill the current gap in systematic knowledge about how >> Read more

International conference on Agri-Chains and Sustainable Development: Registration open

International conference on Agri-Chains and Sustainable Development: Linking local and global dynamics (AC&SD 2016) organized in Montpellier, France, on 12-14 December 2016, will bring together up to 300 delegates, including key actors from developing countries and innovators from the field from all world regions. The conference aims at strengthening the science and policy interface for the implementation of >> Read more