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Value Chain Approaches for Social Change

Authors
R Kuipers, A Rappoldt, S Petrutiu, A Vos, F Kruijssen, R Verschoor, A Maitland

Over the past decades, there has been an extensive transformation in global agri-food value chains, resulting in advances in efficiency, food quality, and food safety. Despite this transformation, many farmers and labourers active as primary producers in these chains have not experienced improvements in their living standards. Based on a study conducted in 2020 by KIT Royal Tropical Institute and Oxfam Novib, this paper explores value chain approaches that reduce social inequality and enable smallholder farmers and labourers to have decent livelihoods.