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The vulnerability of rice value chains in sub-Saharan Africa: a review

Terdoo, F. and Feola, G. (2016) The vulnerability of rice value chains in sub-Saharan Africa: a review. Climate, 4 (3). 47. ISSN 2225-1154

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Rice is one of the most important food crops in sub-Saharan Africa. Climate change, variability, and economic globalization threatens to disrupt rice value chains across the subcontinent, undermining their important role in economic development, food security, and poverty reduction. This paper maps existing research on the vulnerability of rice value chains, synthesizes the evidence and the risks posed by climate change and economic globalization, and discusses agriculture and rural development policies and their relevance for the vulnerability of rice value chains in sub-Saharan Africa. Important avenues for future research are identified. These include the impacts of multiple, simultaneous pressures on rice value chains, the effects of climate change and variability on parts of the value chain other than production, and the forms and extent to which different development policies hinder or enhance the resilience of rice value chains in the face of climatic and other pressures.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Interdisciplinary Research Centres (IDRCs) > Walker Institute
Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Department of Geography and Environmental Science
ID Code:66940
Uncontrolled Keywords:vulnerability; resilience; rice value chains; climate change; sub-Saharan Africa


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