Trade and Industry

Monday, 14 February 2022

Regional wool value chain

  • Year: 2021
  • Organisation: TIPS
  • Author(s): Liako Mofo
  • Countries and Regions: South Africa

This paper looks at the potential increase in regional gains, particularly in Lesotho and South Africa, through the wool value chain, with the aim of increasing regional productivity and the distribution of wealth through wool production. It also looks into the constraints that domestic, regional and international demand pose for the wool industry in both countries. However, it finds that the value chain seems to be collapsing between the two countries and that the wool industry in both countries is facing a downward trajectory. Last, it makes recommendations on possible priorities for the sector, given the existing and emerging challenges within the wool industry.