When trade shifts South: New upgrading prospects for horticulture suppliers in the Global South

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Trade in South-South global value chains has increased significantly, driven by trade agreements among developing countries and the growth of Southern lead firms. This column uses data on Kenyan horticulture suppliers to explore whether suppliers from the Global South are benefitting from increased opportunities for economic upgrading as trade in these value chains grow. It finds that suppliers who develop multi-chain strategies across both the global North and South diversify production more and achieve higher economic returns than those who do not

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Original languageEnglish
TypeVoX EU Column
Media of outputVoX EU Column
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2021