Responding to Health Risks Along the Value Chain

  • Date Posted: August 8, 2011
  • Authors: Pippa Chenevix Trench, Clare Narrod, Devesh Roy, Marites Tiongco
  • Organizations: International Food Policy Research Institute
  • Document Types: Assessment
  • Donor Type: Non-Governmental Organization

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.