2013 GAP Report® – Policies in Action: Productivity Along The Value Chain

Successful agricultural value chains are both productive and sustainable: they conserve the environment and natural resource base; adapt to climate change, price fluctuations and consumer needs; and improve people’s lives and livelihoods. GHI’s five key policy areas create an enabling environment for investments and innovations that unlock the potential of value chains and provide sustainable pathways to sufficient, nutritious and affordable food and agriculture to meet the 2050 challenge.

The following three sections of the 2013 GAP Report contain case studies that illustrate:

[1] Comprehensive Value Chain Programs in Developing Countries;

[2] Investments in Research, Science and Technology; and

[3] Building Local Capacity and Mobilizing the Private Sector in Developing Countries.

Accompanying each case study are icons symbolizing which of the five key policy areas contribute to its success.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Executive Summary

The Global Agricultural Imperative

Producing More With Less

The GAP IndexTM

Spotlight on Sub-Saharan Africa: The Productivity Gap

Sources of Growth in Agricultural Output: Variation by Income

The Brazil-China Agricultural Connection

A Policy Voice

The Agricultural Value Chain

Policies in Action: Productivity Along the Value Chain

[1] Comprehensive Value Chain Programs

[2] Investments in Research, Science and Technology

[3] Building Local Capacity and Mobilizing the Private Sector in Developing Countries

Endnotes