An analysis of supply side constraints on Ethiopian red pepper and paprika capsicum production and export: a global value chain approach
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This paper provides insights in the current status of the pepper and paprika chain in Ethiopia. It uses a global value chain approach to discuss constraints, governance and upgrading possibilities (efficiency and equity), with special attention to inclusion of small scale farmers. It makes use of a q-squared method, which resulted in a database consisting of 273 farmers, a qualitative part with 50 in depth interviews, and three focus group discussions. The major finding of the research shows that the current chain is unstable because governance is limited, trust between linkages is poor and options for improvement are severely hampered.