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The Vulnerability of Rice Value Chains in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Review
Version 1 : Received: 8 August 2016 / Approved: 9 August 2016 / Online: 9 August 2016 (12:09:07 CEST)
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Terdoo, F.; Feola, G. The Vulnerability of Rice Value Chains in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Review. Climate 2016, 4, 47. Terdoo, F.; Feola, G. The Vulnerability of Rice Value Chains in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Review. Climate 2016, 4, 47.
Abstract: Rice is one of the most important food crops in sub-Saharan Africa. Climate change, variability, and economic globalization threaten to disrupt rice value chains across the subcontinent, undermining their important role in economic development, food security, and poverty reduction. This paper maps existing research on the vulnerability of rice value chains, synthesizes the evidence and the risks posed by climate change and economic globalization, and discusses agriculture and rural development policies and their relevance for the vulnerability of rice value chains in sub-Saharan Africa. Important avenues for future research are identified. These include the impacts of multiple, simultaneous pressures on rice value chains, the effects of climate change and variability on parts of the value chain other than production, and the forms and extent to which different development policies hinder or enhance the resilience of rice value chains in the face of climatic and other pressures.
vulnerability; resilience; rice value chains; climate change; Sub-Saharan Africa
Environmental and Earth Sciences, Atmospheric Science and Meteorology
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