Agricultural supply chains, growth and poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa

Dr Nicolas Depetris Chauvin, African Centre for Economic Transformation

Start date: 25 April 2012   |   End date: 24 April 2015

Research Councils UK project page

In Africa, the agriculture sector has failed to become an engine of growth and economic transformation for most countries in the continent. Part of the problem lies in the market structures and in the poor institutions, policies, and infrastructure serving the agriculture sector.

This research will investigate if and how agricultural market structures and farm constraints affect the development of dynamic food and cash crop sectors and whether these sectors can contribute to economic transformation and poverty reduction in Africa.