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Agricultural Value Chain for Food Security: Challenges and Opportunities from SDG2

  • Valeria BorsellinoEmail author
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An agricultural value chain can be defined as the full range of linked activities and a set of participants which bring a basic agricultural product from its raw material stage in the field through the different phases of production to final consumption or the final disposal after use, where value has been added to the product at each stage (adapted from Kaplinsky and Morris 2000; KPMG International 2013). These different phases of production include the development and dissemination of plant and animal genetic material, input supply, farmer organization, farm production, post-harvest handling, processing, the provision of the technologies of production and handling, grading criteria and facilities, cooling and packing technologies, post-harvest local processing, industrial processing, storage, transport, finance, and feedback from markets.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Agricultural, Food and Forest SciencesUniversità degli Studi di PalermoPalermoItaly

Section editors and affiliations

  • Mohammad Sadegh Allahyari
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Agricultural ManagementRasht Branch, Islamic Azad UniversityRashtIran