“Value chains describe the work processes and actors involved in the production, processing, trade and end consumption of a product. In terms of development cooperation they offer various opportunities to improve the living and production conditions of the people involved and to conserve biological diversity for food and agriculture. Their suitability varies in terms of measures for reducing poverty and conserving biodiversity.

This stimulating article is available at http://www.e-agriculture.org/content/value-chains-conservation-biological-diversity-food-and-agriculture