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Responding to Health Risks Along the Value Chain

Organization(s): 
International Food Policy Research Institute
Author(s): 
Pippa Chenevix Trench
Clare Narrod
Devesh Roy
Marites Tiongco
Institutional Sponsor: 
International Food Policy Research Institute
Publication date: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

This paper offers a helpful overview of the key health risks along the value chain, trends that are driving greater scrutiny of food safety, and the challenge of exclusion from safe food value chains faced by poor consumers and producers. It puts forward a modified risk analysis framework to address food safety concerns while also supporting market access by smallholder farmers. Finally, the authors offer several potential solutions to address food safety issues created by information asymmetries, inequities in market power and abuses of power.