The Global Value Chains Initiative: Basic Concepts and Tools

  • Date Posted: June 2, 2010
  • Organizations/Projects: The Global Value Chains Initiative
  • Document Types: Tool
  • Donor Type: Non-Governmental Organization

This report analyzes how the rise of supermarkets, together with large-scale food manufacturers, have deeply transformed agrifood markets in the Latin American region. The report finds that these changes spell great challenges – even exclusion – for small farms and processing and distribution firms, but also potentially great opportunities. The key points of this issue are compared in this overview article, and set in the context of background and other case literature.