Global Food Security Response: West Africa Rice Value Chain Analysis

  • Date Posted: June 13, 2011
  • Authors: Ruth Campbell, Hannah Schiff, Don Snodgrass, David Neven, Jeanne Downing, David Sturza
  • Organizations: ACDI/VOCA
  • Document Types: Evaluation
  • Donor Type: Non-US Government Agency

The Global Food Security Response (GFSR) framework, a response to the global food crisis, includes three components:

  1. an emergency humanitarian response;
  2. urgent measures to address high food prices through agriculture and trade programs; and
  3. a global policy agenda to address the systemic causes of high food prices.

Under this framework, USAID commissioned a study of the rice value chain in West Africa. The goal of this study is to enhance food security by identifying actions that could be taken by USAID, other donors, host governments and the private sector to increase the production, processing and distribution of staple foods and the competitiveness of food staple value chains as well as to raise rural incomes in West Africa.