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Record number 549745
Title Multinationals and Modernisation of Domestic Value Chains in Africa: Case Studies from Ethiopia
Author(s) Tefera, Delelegne A.; Bijman, Jos; Slingerland, Maja A.
Source Journal of Development Studies (2019). - ISSN 0022-0388
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/00220388.2019.1590551
Department(s) Business Management & Organization
WASS
PE&RC
Plant Production Systems
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2019
Abstract

Multinationals can facilitate modernisation in food value chains in developing countries. While most studies focus on export chains, insight on domestic food chains is scant. Our study aims to provide detailed insights into the process of upgrading domestic value chains. A rapidly growing beer market has attracted foreign brewery companies to invest in Ethiopia. These foreign brewers have introduced new sourcing structures in order to increase the supply of high quality raw material. We have used a case study design to explore upgrading processes in malt barley chains, where malt barley is both a food and a cash crop. By introducing strong vertical coordination between farmers and buyers, facilitated by producer organisations and NGOs, foreign brewers have been able to upgrade malt barley chains. We found that both farmers and brewers have benefitted from this upgrading process.

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