Agricultural value chain optimisation in a turbulent environment

ADEYEYE, Adebowale, KOLADE, Seun, OBEMBE, Demola and OGUNSADE, Adekunke (2021). Agricultural value chain optimisation in a turbulent environment. In: 2021 ISBE Conference Proceedings: Bridging Enterprise, policy and practice: creating social and public value. Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

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The development of agricultural value chains is typically associated with strong institutions, supporting infrastructures and stable political and policy environment. In developing countries characterized by environmental turbulence, smallholder farmers in particular, grapple with a wide range of obstacles and challenges that hinder them from full participation and optimisation of agricultural value chain by smallholder farmers. These factors include regulatory, market, competitive, weather, economic and political turbulence factors. This paper reviews the extant literature on agricultural value chain in the context of a turbulent environment. Drawing insights from the empirical context of Nigeria, where agricultural and other economic activities have been severely disrupted by terrorist violence, political instability and derelict infrastructure, we propose a conceptual framework that maps the impact of environmental turbulence on agricultural production, and discusses the technological and strategic options for smallholders to overcome these challenges in order to benefit optimally from agricultural value chain.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: ISBE Conference, City Hall, Cardiff, 28-29 October 2021.
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2023 13:18
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2023 12:01

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