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International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Developing sustainable food value chains – Guiding principles

Aimed at policy-makers, project designers and field practitioners, this publication provides the conceptual foundation for a new set of FAO handbooks on sustainable food value chain development. It defines the concept of a sustainable food value chain, presents a development paradigm that integrates the multidimensional concepts of sustainability and value added, highlights ten guiding principles, and discusses the potential and limitations of the approach. By doing so, this handbook makes a strong case for placing sustainable food value chain development at the heart of any strategy aimed at reducing poverty and hunger in the long run. Also available in French
ThemeTechnical Resources
SubjectSeed system
PublisherFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Publication year2014
LanguagesFrench; English
Resource typeLearning materials
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KeywordsValue chain; Food security; Agricultural biodiversity; Training, Capacity Building
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