Value Chain

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A Pig's Tale: Marketing Stories for New Value Chains
By Frederick Kirschenmann. 2001. Exploring the potential of niche markets and value chains, and determining whether they are sustainable.

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Adding Value to Fresh Pork.
An assessment of a pork value chain, and how it could be improved. M. Gooch, D. Laplain, and A Felfel. Value Chain Management Centre.

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Adding Value to Lamb.
An assessment of a lamb value chain, and how it could be improved. M. Gooch, D. Laplain, and A Felfel. Value Chain Management Centre.

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Agri-food Alliances Which Work: Cooperating to Compete
Presented to BeefNet Conference Meat & Livestock Australia, Sydney, Australia. Executive Brief. Darrell Toma, Toma & Bouma Management Consultants. June 18, 1999. A summary of ways in which agriculture and food businesses can work together.

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Agriwebinar. .
Web based seminar on a variety of value chain topics. Sponsored by Canadian Farm Business Management Council

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Beef Industry Alliances and Vertical Arrangements,
Discussion of the motivations and characteristics of vertical alliances.by Clement E. Ward, Oklahoma State University.

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Characterizing the Ideal Model of Value Chain Management and Barriers to its Implementation.
This paper describes the factors that promote and impede the development and management of agri-food and agri-product value chains. Martin Gooch, Director and Abdel Felfel, Value Chain Management Centre.

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Co-operating to Compete in High Velocity Global Markets: The Strategic Role of Flexible Supply Chain Architectures.
A conceptual framework for the development and use of flexible supply chains. By Hamish R. Gow, Lance D. Oliver, and Neil G. Gow. Annual Meeting of the Western Coordinating Committee on Agribusiness, Las Vegas, Nevada

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Drivers, Benefits and Critical Success Factors of Developing Closely-Aligned Agri-Food Value Chains.
Important factors in developing an agri-food value chain.November 2005.

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Exploring the Concept of Industry Value Chains
Important aspects of successful value chains are explored.

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Global Cooperative linkages? The Challenge To Harmonize local with global economies.
Technical paper on how cooperatives participate in globally integrated value chains. By Markus Hanisch, Humboldt University Berlin, Department of Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences, Division of Cooperative Sciences, Germany.

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Global value chains in the agrifood sector - working papers.
Governance, standards, and concentration in global agri-business value chains. By John Humphrey, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom. Commissioned by United Nations Industrial Development Organization. 2006.

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Industry Structure/Integration: What are the Options for the Canadian Pork Industry?
Value chains are suggested as the best option for the hog industry in the future. By Jerry Bouma, Toma and Bouma Management Consultants. Advances in Pork Production (2006) Volume 17, pg. 23.

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Product Development and Enhancement Through Value Chains.
Description of value chain development.Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

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The Benefits of Agri-Food Value Chains
Report explains how a value chain strategy can benefit all stakeholders. by Michael Devanney, October 2006.

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Update on Beef Industry Alliances.
Update of beef industry alliances. By Clement E. Ward and Kellie Curry Raper. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service AGEC-614.

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Value Chain Guidebook, a process for value chain development.
This guidebook provides a process for the development of value chains. Agriculture and Food Council of Alberta. 2004

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Value Chain Leadership: Balance Five Value Trade-offs.
Highlights the philosopies of a value chain leader. By Micheal O'Keeffe.

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Value Chain Management Centre Overview
Training tools for value chain partners available for purchase. DVD/CD set. Available for purchase.

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Value Chain Workshop.
Presentation for Alberta Agriculture Branded Beef Strategy. Prepared by: Michael O'Keeffe, Laura Lee Billings. September 2007

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Value Chains Defined
Definition of a value chain.

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Value Chains Versus Supply Chains
By Andrew Feller, Dr. Dan Shunk, and Dr. Tom Callarman. BP Trends, March 2006. Value chains and supply chains are compared.

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Value Chains as a Long Term Profit Strategy.
Review of value chains throughout Canada and around the world. By Jerry Bouma, Toma and Bouma Management Consultants. 1999.

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Value Chains in the Agri-Food Sector.
What are they? How do they work? Are they for me? Includes a case study of an elk velvet antler value chain.By Jill E. Hobbs, Ann Cooney, and Murray Fulton. Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Saskatchewan. September 2000

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Values-Based Food Supply Chains: Strategies for Agri-Food Enterprises-of-the-Middle.
Definitions and distinctions of a value chain.

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Vertical Linkages in Agri-Food Supply Chain in Canada and the United States
A technical study of vertical coordination in the agricultural industry in North America.Written by Jill Hobbs, University of Saskatchewan, and Linda Young, Montana State University. Commissioned by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. 2001.

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Value Chain - Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to frequently asked questions about value chains.

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