“The development
of agriculture and
value chains is a major
component to rural
economies”

Value Chain

Value Chain Analysis: three case studies

The development of agriculture and value chains is a major component to rural economies. Major opportunities lie in the development of integrated value chains where agricultural products better meet market specification, logistics enable access to diverse markets, and quality can be assured with detailed market feedback and intelligence. This allows greater value to be derived from agricultural products, new markets to be developed and higher proportion of product value being earned by the producer.

This is particularly important as consumer demand and expectations change, global market access expands and production becomes more vertically integrated.

Priorities for RECoE in value chain research are:

  • Supporting innovation in agricultural production systems and value chains and establishing links with transformed manufacturers,
  • Developing market innovation and identifying new markets and matching new products to high value markets,
  • Promoting food and fibre product development,
  • Understanding investment attraction to scale-up opportunities and progress innovative business models. Supporting the commercialisation of new ideas, products and technologies,
  • Researching and identifying “new economy” economic opportunities including enabling agricultural climate adaptation and transition, and
  • Diffusing inventions and innovations developed by producers and by researchers.