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Integrating Food Security and the Value Chain Approach Briefing Paper

Organization(s): 
ACDI/VOCA
Author(s): 
Ben Fowler
Bronwyn Irwin
Institutional Sponsor: 
United States Agency for International Development
Publication date: 
Thursday, March 1, 2012

Food security is a persistent issue in many contexts where a value chain approach is applied. This briefing paper identifies challenges, solutions and emerging good practices in using the value chain approach to improve food security. It also highlights synergies where the value chain approach can contribute towards food security objectives and vice versa. Adopting a food security lens can help value chain practitioners identify the potential impact of activities on food security, develop mitigation strategies for possible negative impacts, and seek strategies that create positive outcomes.