Vol. 11 No. 2 (2022)
Paper presented at the 10th AIEAA Conference

Mapping global value chain participation and positioning in agriculture and food: stylised facts, empirical evidence and critical issues

Silvia Nenci
Roma Tre University - Department of Economics
Ilaria Fusacchia
Roma Tre University
Anna Giunta
Roma Tre University and Rossi-Doria Centre
Pierluigi Montalbano
Sapienza University
Carlo Pietrobelli
Roma Tre University
Published August 30, 2022
Keywords
  • global value chains,
  • participation and positioning,
  • trade in value added,
  • agricultural and food sectors,
  • survey
How to Cite
Nenci, S., Fusacchia, I., Giunta, A., Montalbano, P., & Pietrobelli, C. (2022). Mapping global value chain participation and positioning in agriculture and food: stylised facts, empirical evidence and critical issues. Bio-Based and Applied Economics, 11(2), 93-121. https://doi.org/10.36253/bae-12558

Abstract

This paper aims to overview the recent body of empirical work on the importance of Global Value Chains (GVCs) in international production and trade. We begin by reviewing different approaches and levels of GVC analysis. We then consider developments in methods and data. Focusing on the agriculture and food sector, we present a map of GVC measures - at the country and sectoral level - computed using trade in value added data to allow researchers to better assess the countries’ engagement in GVCs. We also apply this data to show some stylized facts on GVC participation and positioning in agriculture and food and provide empirical evidence of the economic impact of the GVCs on these sectors. We conclude with some critical issues and speculative thoughts regarding the future of GVCs.

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