WORK PACKAGE 4
Boosting value chain
The WP4 aims to evaluate new and improved technologies implemented in the WP2 and WP3 in order to:
Assess the socio-economic effect of technologies and practices for farmers relative to a counterfactual;
Identify new value chains for the new and improved technologies and practices;
Assess stakeholder response on the feasibility of new technologies, practices and value chains;
Produce decision support and guidance.
Partners involved: CRAN, UNISS, ACRA, UNB, INERA, UNIMAK, CSIR-SARI, KDC, KALRO, UoN, NM-AIST, TARI, HU, JU, ICRAF
WP Leader: University of Cranfield
WP Co-Leaders: UoN, KDC
Identification and assessment of the environmental impacts of the new and improved technologies and nonmarket externalities
This Task will work with WP2, 3 and 5 to identify the biophysical impacts of the new and improved technologies and existing ones to provide the basis for making valid comparisons between them. The task will also assess the wider impacts of the technologies and the costs and benefits that these bring to other stakeholders in the form of externalities, using an environmental valuation approach.
Bio-economic modelling of new technologies and practices
The biophysical and economic data will be combined in the FarmSAFE model to calculate the impacts at a plot scale, and at a farm scale. New technologies create new patterns of resource use, for example by altering labour requirements or the cost of management inputs. The net present value will be used to identify the robustness of these new technologies and practices.
Quantification of the set of capital, land, and labour requirement associated with each technology and practice
The generation of benefits from land use technologies and practices is associated with management inputs. The management required for each of the case study innovations and their counterfactuals selected in Task 4.1 will be identified in order to quantify the set of capital, land, and labour required by each technology and practice.
Linked industry and value chain analysis
This task will identify and map the linked industries and fair-trade organizations, supply chains and identify potential value chains for the implementation of new technologies and practices, both up- and downstream of the farm. Promising value chains tthat can operate effectively within the fabric of local and national social and economic circumstances will be identified.