Title: Value chain analysis of organic food industry: a worldwide review of empirical evidences

Authors: Krishan K. Boora; Varuni Sharma

Addresses: Department of Management Studies, BPS Women University, Khanpur Kalan, Haryana 131305, India ' Department of Management Studies, BPS Women University, Khanpur Kalan, Haryana 131305, India

Abstract: This study aims to furnish a broad overview of growing literature available worldwide on value chain analysis (VCA) and its innovative techniques to strengthen the organic food industry and various factors affecting the organic food sector by exploring empirical studies of the past 15 years (2004-2019). The research approach used for the analysis of review studies is a qualitative approach. The findings of previous studies have been analysed with a decisive and interpretive approach. The variables taken for analysis were objectives, research methodology and significant results/conclusion of previous empirical studies. The analysis of previous empirical studies depicted increasing demand for organic food worldwide, including India. These studies put in front, value chain related concepts to make organic food business more productive and profitable. The findings also discussed common challenges like lack of expertise in the smooth flow of value chain, high prices of organic food, lack of awareness of organic food amongst common masses, lack of policies and incentives for high growth trajectory, faced by the sector.

Keywords: value chain analysis; VCA; organic food.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVCM.2021.119399

International Journal of Value Chain Management, 2021 Vol.12 No.4, pp.357 - 369

Received: 15 Apr 2020
Accepted: 30 Jan 2021

Published online: 25 Nov 2021 *

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