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Formulating Value Chains for Orphan Crops in Africa


Department for International Development UKAID

Titre : Formulating Value Chains for Orphan Crops in Africa

Pays : Kenya

Numéro du projet : GB-GOV-13-FUND—GCRF-BB_P022537_1

Organismes de mise en œuvre : SRUC

Durée : Actual Start 01 May 2017 // Actual End31 Aug 2019

Objectifs partiels
The main objective of the proposal is to bridge the gap between the supply and demand of orphan crops. The project will ensure that supply-side research will impact on consumption and nutrition through demand-led development of food products and ingredients. Sub-objectives by project component are : 1. Supply chain analysis (including demand) (a) To help crop and food scientists involved in the selection and utilisation of orphan crops by considering consumption patterns in the countries of study. (b) To examine the role that orphan crops play in the current diets of Sub-Saharan Africa consumers, e.g. whether they are being replaced by other products such that their pattern of substitution is complementarity or not with other elements in the diet. This will help to understand the most appropriate way of marketing and making available such products to consumers. (c) To analyse what current use is made of orphan crop products as ingredients in new foodstuffs launched in Sub-Saharan Africa markets (i.e. develop understanding of industrial use at present) and where there is the potential to introduce them to support farm production and diversification of diets. This will help understand the most appropriate way of marketing such products towards end-users or in the supply chain (e.g. to processors). (d) To study the structure of the particular supply chains associated with the products and ingredients to be investigated in the project in the studied countries. This will provide recommendations in terms of the development or improvement of orphan crop-related chains. (e) To formulate a mathematical simulation model based on the different elements generated in the project in order to produce an ex-ante evaluation of the impact of the creation of orphan crop value chains.

Financement : UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Project budget : £424,695

Présentation (UKAID)

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