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Case Studies | November 7, 2012

Dried Beans in Ethiopia

Increasing Food Security Through Trade

This case study focuses on collaborative efforts to link white pea bean farmers in Ethiopia to canning factories and retailers in the U.K. It explores the benefits and risks of working closely with a key intermediary and of tailoring a supply chain to meet the needs of a lead retailer.

CONTENTS

  • Acronyms and Abbreviations
  • Executive Summary
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Project Background
  • 3. The Situation for Ethiopian Farmers
  • 4. The White Pea Bean Industry
  • 5. Value Chain Development
  • 6. Supply-Side Interventions Promoting Good Agricultural Practices
  • 7. Working with a Lead Intermediary
  • 8. Working with a Lead Retailer
  • 9. Planned Project Interventions
  • 10. Project Implementation
  • 11. Getting teh Ethical Trading Story Straight
  • 12. Unexpected Challenges and Strategic Developments
  • 13. Farmer Benefits
  • 14. Lessons Learned
  • 15. Ongoing Challenges
  • 16. Conclusions
  • New Business Models Publications