Woolfrey, S., Knaepen, H. 2016. Promoting a maize-to-livestock feed value chain in the Indian Ocean Islands. (Briefing Note 91). Maastricht: ECDPM.
This briefing note examines the potential for developing a maize-to-livestock feed value chain in the Indian Ocean Islands (IOI) region of Eastern and Southern Africa (defined here as comprising the countries of Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles and the French territory of Réunion) in order to promote agricultural transformation and food security in the region. In doing so, the note identifies a number of obstacles to the development of such a value chain in IOI, including the challenges faced by businesses seeking to invest in and access the relevant regional markets. It also highlights existing initiatives upon which efforts to address these challenges and promote a regional maize-to-livestock feed value chain could build. Finally, the note provides some recommendations for facilitating effective dialogue among key stakeholders in this value chain in order to better connect private operators to regional markets.
Image: Maize. Courtesy by: Lenz via Flickr.
In addition to structural support by ECDPM’s institutional partners Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden and Switzerland; this research and publication also benefits from funding from the Department for International Development (DFID), United Kingdom.