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

Farmer in Kenya C. Marisol Grandon/DFID

Farmer in Kenya C. Marisol Grandon/DFID

Dr Nicolas Depetris Chauvin, African Centre for Economic Transformation

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

Research Councils UK project page

Event: Quest for economic transformation in Africa
Video: Francis Mulangu presenting on Structural Transformation
Video: Julius Gatune Kariuki on economic transformation in Tanzania
Working Paper: To Be or not to Be a Member of a Grass-Root Institution – A Case Study Using a Network Analysis in Rural Areas in Ghana
Working Paper: Agricultural Supply Chains and Farmers Constraints: Welfare Impacts in ECOWAS Countries
Paper: The Role of Agricultural Supply Chains and Household Constraints in ECOWAS countries

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.