This project is documenting the transformation of selected high-value food chains: chili peppers, shallots, mangoes, and shrimp. The goal is to better understand the rate of change in these chains, the likely impact of these trends on different participants, and the policy measures that could ameliorate the negative impact on small farmers and traders. Farmer surveys are being used to examine production methods, constraints to meeting higher standards, and perceived changes in the sector. Surveys and key-informant interviews with traders focus on knowledge, attitude, and practices regarding quality and food safety. A survey of urban consumers examines the determinants of demand for different types of food quality and safety with the goal of understanding the rate of change in consumer demand.
Promoting competitiveness and inclusiveness
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)