Study reviews market impacts on value chain actors and small-scale soybean producers in Zambia

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Agri-food value chains (AVCs) have experienced tremendous growth and transformation in the last two decades in developing regions. This transformation has created huge markets for farmers and employment opportunities in food processing, wholesale, and logistics.

Saweda Tasie, Visiting Scientist at IITA from Michigan State University and Market Economist, delivered research findings on market links between value chain actors and small-scale soybean producers in Zambia at the IITA Knowledge Café seminar on 11 June.

The AVC transformation has been facilitated by huge investments by millions of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), substantial foreign direct investments, and domestic investments by large enterprises. MSMEs in the midstream of food supply chains improve smallholder welfare.

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