Guidelines for rapid appraisals of agrifood chain performance in developing countries

Agricultural Management, Marketing and Finance
Occasional Paper 20

Guidelines for rapid appraisals
of agrifood chain performance
in developing countries

by
Carlos A. da Silva
Hildo M. de Souza Filho

download PDF - 2 Mb

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Rome, 2007


The designations employed and the presentation of material in this information product do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) concerning the legal or development status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The mention of specific companies or products of manufacturers, whether or not these have been patented, does not imply that these have been endorsed or recommended by FAO in preference to others of a similar nature that are not mentioned.

All rights reserved. Reproduction and dissemination of material in this information product for educational or other non-commercial purposes are authorized without any prior written permission from the copyright holders provided the source is fully acknowledged. Reproduction of material in this information product for resale or other commercial purposes is prohibited without written permission of the copyright holders. Applications for permission should be addressed to:

Chief, Electronic Publishing Policy and Support Branch
Communication Division - FAO
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153 Rome, Italy
or by e-mail to:copyright@fao.org


Table of contents

Part I   [1,2Mb]

    Abbreviations and acronyms
    Introduction

Part II   [224Kb]

    Some conceptual issues
    The drivers of chain performance

Part III   [512Kb]

    The methodology

Part IV   [544Kb]

    Final remarks
    Bibliographical references and suggestions for further reading
    Annex 1. Examples of chain diagrams
    Annex 2. Farming contracts in agrifood chains
    Annex 3. List of information/variable indicators
    Annex 4. Example of an Info-gap matrix
    Annex 5. Example of questions for an interview guide
    Annex 6. Components of an enabling environment

© FAO 2007