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An Integrated Value Chain Analysis of the Fresh Produce Sector in Papua New Guinea

For Papua New Guinea, Global Development Solutions constructed a dynamic simulation that opened up new avenues for the government and private sector to formulate a sector-wide strategy to improve efficiency and competitiveness of the agriculture sector in both the local and regional markets. The simulation allowed policy makers and stakeholders along the entire farm-to-fork value chain to understand the impact of change at any point in the supply chain. For example, if the price of seed increases by 2%, the impact of this price change will show at every step of the way – from farmer income to market. “What if” scenarios can be generated to understand the interdependency of multiple variables such as margins, input costs, transportation costs, etc. along the farm-to-market supply chain.