Value Chain Analysis for Development Analysis of the Banana Value Chain in the Dominican Republic

Value Chain Analysis for Development is a 4-yr project, whose main activity will be the performance of VCA in developing countries. EU Delegation DEVCO project for evidence-based information and policy dialogue.

Factsheet

  • Lead department School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences
  • Institute Resource-efficient agricultural production systems
  • Research unit International agriculture and rural development
  • Funding organisation Others
  • Duration 01.12.2017 - 11.11.2019
  • Project management Ingrid Fromm
  • Head of project Ingrid Fromm
  • Project staff Ingrid Fromm
  • Partner University of Greenwich
    Agrinatura
  • Keywords Fairtrade, banana, certifications, value chain

Situation

The goal of the project is to provide information for EU investment strategies and policy dialogue in developing countries. The study examines value chains from the economic, environmental and social perspective.

Course of action

For each VC analysis, an interdisciplinary team of people will work in an integrated way and with a collaborative participatory mind-set, mixing international and national expertise.

Result

Each VCA will reply to the following framing questions: 1) what is the contribution of the VC to sustainable economic growth 2) is this economic growth inclusive? 3) is the VC socially sustainable? 4) is the VC environmentally sustainable?