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Title:Beer multinationals supporting Africa's development? How partnerships include smallholders into Sorghum-beer supply chains
Authors:Wijk, Jeroen vanISNI
Kwakkenbos, Herma
Book title:Global value chains: linking local producers from developing countries to international markets
Geographic terms:Sierra Leone
small farms
multinational enterprises
development cooperation
External link:http://www.oapen.org/search?identifier=408877
Abstract:The authors analyze five partnerships for the development of sorghum-based beer value chains in four African countries: Sierra Leone, Ghana, Uganda and Zambia. The cross-case analysis tackles two questions: a) To what extent have the partnerships succeeded in making the institutional business environment of value chains more conducive to smallholders; and b) To what extent have smallholders actually benefited from those changes, judged from the actual upgrading in sorghum production? The chapter is structured as follows. The first section offers a brief overview of institutional challenges to small-scale farming. The methodology section describes the five case studies and the ways data was collected and analyzed. The third section provides the analysis and is followed by a discussion of the most significant findings. Bibliogr., notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]