Tom Randolph (ILRI) - Value Chain Drivers of Nutrition
Value Chain Drivers of Nutrition A commodity value chain contributes just one set of nutrients in a very complex, dynamic food basketDeterminant Role of a value chainIncome Value chain contributes to income of actors in the chain But there may be associated nutritional & health trade-offs Depends on sourcing strategy Distribution of income influences willingness and ability to pay for nutritional & other attributes of a value chain productFood supply Sourcing (type of value chain) influences quantity and responsiveness, quality, access (distribution system) Local small-scale / domestic modern / importsFood prices Sourcing influences prices and price variability Policies can mitigate/exacerbate price shocks and trendsConsumer Ultimately determines how product is usedknowledge Variable familiarity with good practices Market imperfections, esp. information asymmetries
Value Chain Drivers of Nutrition• Choice of sourcing strategy is key to nature of drivers on nutrition• Within a value chain, opportunities mainly lie around:Determinant Entry pointIncome • Promotion of pro-poor small-scale production and marketing systems to generate incomeFood supply • Enhancing nutrient quality (processing, handling techniques) • Improving productivity and distribution efficiencyFood prices • Improving productivity and distribution efficiency • Policies: social protection schemesConsumer • Social marketingknowledge • Nutrition education
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