Plataforma de Conocimientos sobre las Cadenas de Valor Alimentarias Sostenibles

Developing sustainable food value chains - Practical guidance for systems-based analysis and design SFVC methodological brief


This brief outlines a rigorous and standardized approach for value chain analysis and design, taking a systems perspective to analyse and influence the behaviour and performance of value chain (VC) actors influenced by a complex environment. The brief also covers the design of upgrading strategies and associated development plans, based on the identification of root causes of value chain bottlenecks and using a participatory and multistakeholder approach. The brief is primarily based on FAO’s Sustainable Food Value Chain (SFVC) framework which promotes a systems-based development of agrifood value chains that are economically, socially and environmentally sustainable, as well as resilient to shocks and stressors.



The end-product of the application of the methodology is a VC report with four components. The first two components, a functional analysis and a sustainability assessment, make up the VC analysis. The last two components, an upgrading strategy and a development plan, represent the VC design.

Formato: SFVC development in general, Resilience, Sustainability in general, Economic sustainability in general, Profitability, Job creation and enhanced livelihoods, Consumer value, Fiscal impact, Wealth accumulation, Social sustainability in general, Equitable distribution of marketing margins, Gender equity, Youth equity, Inclusion of the poor, Vulnerable groups, Community development, Nutrition and health, Socio-cultural elements (Sustainability), Labour welfare, Animal welfare, Environmental sustainability in general, Carbon footprint, Water footprint, Toxicity and waste, Animal health, Plant health, Pests and Weeds, Energy and bio-energy, Biodiversity, Soil health, Water health, Food losses and food waste, Sustainability measurement and assessment tools, Sustainability standards - certifications - brands - and labels, Sustainability trade-offs, Analysis in general, Food value chain selection, End-market analysis, Value chain mapping in general, Production, Post-harvest handling and aggregation, Processing, Wholesale and retail distribution, Reverse channels, Value Chain Governance in general, Market power, Risk management (Analysis), Information-sharing - trust and transparency, Transaction costs and benefits, Associations of value chain actors, Contract mechanisms, Business models and entrepreneurship, Agro-based concentrations, Public-private partnerships (Analysis), Input and service support provision in general, Physical inputs provision, Financial services, Non-financial services, Business-enabling environment in general, Infrastructural elements, Institutional elements, Organizational elements, Socio-cultural elements (Analysis), Natural environment, Design and implementation in general, Vision and Strategy development, Value chain upgrading in general, Farm/firm-level upgrading, Governance (linkage) upgrading, Inputs and services support upgrading, Business enabling environment upgrading, Achieving impact at scale, Planning and Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation, Contract farming, Business model, Public-private partnership (Cross-sectional), Value chain finance, Risk management (Cross-sectional), Space and time factors
Autor: FAO and UNIDO
Editorial: FAO; UNIDO
Tipo: Tool
Formato: Document
Referencias (Descargar): EN