Skip to main content

Centre of African Studies: Research


Innovation & Inclusive Industrialisation in Agro-Processing

Innovation and Inclusion Industrialisation in Agro-Processing is a two-year collaboration between researchers from the University of Edinburgh, the University of Johannesburg, and the Economic and Social Research Foundation, Tanzania.

More information can be found on the project website here.

The projects is a comparative study conducted across Tanzania and South Africa focusing on three value chains: maize meal, citrus and dairy.

The three aims of the study are:

  • To describe the factors that determine innovation and inclusion in agro-processing.
  • Explain the challenges to promoting SME participation in agro-processing value chains
  • To use these findings to support industrial policy formulation at the national and regional level.

The project is publicly-funded academic research. The project grant comes from the UK Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) Global Challenges Research Fund.

Freshers 2013