Value Chains in Bangladesh [2012 - 2014]

Principal Investigator

Implementation: Mar, 2012 – April 2014.  MSU is a collaborator with this USAID-funded project which is implemented by IFPRI in collaboration with national research and academic organizations. The Bangladesh Policy Research and Strategy Support Program - PRSSP is a multi-year policy research project. The central objective of the project is to provide the Government of Bangladesh with actionable policy recommendations in order to achieve both short- and long-term objectives of attaining food and nutritional security.

PRSSP aims to generate evidence-based policy options for improving food security and developing the agricultural sector in Bangladesh. PRSSP will facilitate the policymaking process, stimulate policy dialogue, and communicate evidence-based research findings to relevant Government of Bangladesh ministries and other stakeholders. Expected outcomes of PRSSP are:

  • Enhanced efficiency of food production and marketing;
  • Accelerated income growth of the poor;
  • Improved nutrition for vulnerable groups.

Reardon involvement on outputs from this project:

The Transformation of Rice Value Chains in Bangladesh and India: Implications for Food Security. 2013. by Thomas Reardon, Bart Minten, Kevin Z. Chen, and Lourdes Adriano. ADB Economics Working Paper Series. No. 375 | September 2013

Food Quality Changes and Implications: Evidence From The Rice Value Chain of Bangladesh. 2013. by Bart Minten, KAS Murshid and Thomas Reardon. World Development, Volume 42, February 2013.

The Quiet Revolution in Staple Food Value Chains - Enter the Dragon, the Elephant, and the Tiger. 2012. by Thomas Reardon, Kevin Chen, Bart Minten and Lourdes Adriano. Asian Development Bank and International Food Policy Research Institute.

Click here to view a video from ADB about the above book.

Click here to view a video from IFPRI about Value Chains for the Small Farmer in Asia by Thomas Readon.