Value Chain Governance and Access to Finance: Maize, Sugar Cane, and Sunflower Oil in Uganda

  • Date Posted: June 2, 2010
  • Authors: Catherine Johnston, Richard Meyer
  • Organizations/Projects: Ohio State University
  • Document Types: Evaluation, Technical Report
  • Donor Type: U.S. Agency for International Development

Value chain governance describes the dynamic distribution of power and control among actors in a value chain. Power refers to the degree that one firm or group of firms dominates the value chain, and has a controlling influence on the quantity, quality, and price of goods. Power relationships among firms influence value chain competitiveness, opportunities for upgrading, and access to finance To better understand the relationship between governance and value chain finance, three value chains in Uganda are presented with an analysis of the availability of finance within directed, balanced, and market governance structures.

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