Measuring the fragility of agribusiness value chains: a case study of the South African lamb chain



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Type: 
journal article
Journal: 
International Food and Agribusiness Management Review
Number: 
1
Pages: 
137-154
Volume: 
22
Author(s): 
Jordaan D.
Kirsten J.
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The paper specifically proposes a framework to detect and quantify non-linear consequences in response to progressively deteriorating chain fragility factors. The paper’s approach is a novel alternative to the traditional value chain ‘risk assessment’. Application of the framework to the South African lamb chain reveals that a number of specific factors, like quality and safety performance and cash flow position, have consistently high fragility scores throughout the chain while some factors are uniquely localized to a specific role-player or activity, which highlights the techno-economic uniqueness of individual activities in a chain

Publication year: 
2018
Keywords: 
agribusiness risk
chain risk
uncertainty
chain fragility
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