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Bulletin 360 – International sustainable chain development

Sustainable chain management maps out the economic, ecological and social effects that occur during the life cycle of a product and focuses on measures that improve the sustainability.

There is no ‘quick fix’ for sustainable chain management. Especially international chains with partners in developing countries are usually complex, because a world of difference exists, literally and figuratively, between the producers of raw materials and end-users. The chains leading from a coffee bean to a cup of coffee, from a cacao bean to a bar of chocolate and a cotton plant to baby clothing are highly segmented. Raw materials are transformed, change ownership and cross international frontiers before they reach the consumer.

Related work

  • Value Chain Development in Malawi

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    • Project

    KIT Royal Tropical Institute is working with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a UN organisation, to strengthen the most promising agricultural value chains in Malawi. We provide hands-on assistance in analysing value chains and designing actions to improve development of these chains. Developing value chains for investment In this project, we have selected […]