ATR 1 Background Papers

The 2014 African Transformation Report synthesizes knowledge from various aspects of ACET’s research program. The agroprocessing chapter, for instance, draws on standalone reports on cocoa, coffee, cotton, fruits, oil palm, sugar cane, and soybean. Five of these studies were commissioned by ACET and conducted by Dalberg Global Development Advisors.

6th August 2014

Africa’s Soybean Agroprocessing Opportunity

Soybean is the world’s most important, most traded oilseed. Processed, it is a source of high-quality, high-protein animal feed in the poultry and pork industries—and a source of edible oil. There is also a growing […]
5th August 2014

The Fruit Value Capture Opportunity in Africa

“Fruit” is heterogeneous, including a broad set of varieties that can be consumed either in fresh form or in several processed forms. Countries that can effectively produce fruit in accord with international food safety regulations […]
5th August 2014

The Cocoa Agroprocessing Opportunity in Africa

Cocoa represents the archetypal agroprocessing challenge: African countries dominate cocoa bean production, representing 69% of total volumes in the 2009/10 season, but have a far lower share of basic intermediate processing (also known as “grinding”) […]
5th August 2014

Africa’s Cotton Agroprocessing Opportunity

Cotton, one of the world’s most traded commodities, is produced in several African countries. Its processing can result in outputs with many uses, but by far the most common is in apparel manufacture. Several countries, […]
5th August 2014

Adding Value in Coffee

Coffee is one of the most traded agricultural commodities globally, characterized by production in key ‘global South’ countries such as Brazil, Colombia and, more recently, Vietnam, while consumption is dominated by ‘global North’ regions in […]
1st July 2014

The Oil Palm Value Capture Opportunity in Africa

Despite its natural endowment for producing palm oil, the productivity, processing, and manufacturing of palm oil in Africa is largely inefficient and limited. Low yield, limited finance, low oil extraction rates, high energy cost, and […]