Outlook on Agriculture vol:42 issue:4 pages:273-283
The authors conduct a value chain analysis of horticultural supply chains in Rwanda. They describe the actors, activities and transactions in the chains, using data from stakeholder interviews. They show that a wide variety of horticultural supply chains exists in the country and argue that value chains can be differentiated beyond the current dichotomy of global (modern) chains versus local (traditional) ones. Processes of modernization, especially value-adding, quality differentiation and vertical coordination, also take place in domestic and local horticultural chains. The authors argue that there is a gap in the literature on innovations in these chains and their implications for rural development and poverty alleviation.