Value Chains

  • Year December 2020
  • Author(s) Liako Mofo (TIPS)
UNU WIDER Research Brief This policy brief, Unlocking a regional plastics value chain between Mozambique and South Africa, forms part of the project: Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED) Plastics are universal and integrated into different sectors of the economy. Industrial policy requires countries to look at moving up the value chain…"
Published in Policy Briefs
WIDER Working Paper 2020/148 This working paper, Future-proofing the plastics value chain in Southern Africa, forms part of the project: Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED) Abstract Plastics are ubiquitous across the region and play an important role in multiple industries. Most plastic products are based on a value chain that is grounded…"
Published in Trade and Industry

  • Year 2020
  • Author(s) Gaylor Montmasson-Clair (TIPS)
This policy brief aims to lay the ground for a just transition in South Africa’s metals value chain as it pertains to climate change only. It contributes to understanding: a) the nature of the impacts facing the value chain; b) the characteristics of the stakeholders at risks (namely workers, communities and small businesses);…"
Published in Policy Briefs

  • Year 2020
  • Organisation TIPS for the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition
  • Author(s) Gaylor Montmasson-Clair and Kudzai Mataba (TIPS)
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
With greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions coming to the fore of nations’ climate policy concerns, the wine industry faces a new challenge. Viniculture (grape cultivation for winemaking) is directly susceptible to climate change impacts due to grapevines being highly sensitive to the surrounding environment, such as changes in weather patterns. In addition, the industry…"
Published in Climate Change

  • Year 2020
With greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions coming to the fore of nations’ climate policy concerns, the wine industry faces a new challenge. Viniculture (grape cultivation for winemaking) is directly susceptible to climate change impacts due to grapevines being highly sensitive to the surrounding environment, such as changes in weather patterns. In addition, the industry…"
Published in Climate Change

  • Year 2019
  • Organisation UNU-WIDER
  • Author(s) Gillian Chigumira (TIPS)
WIDER Working Paper 2019/70 This working paper, Assessment of demand in agro-processing machinery in the SADC region: A case study of the maize-milling machinery value chain in South Africa and Zambia, forms part of the project: Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED) Abstract The SADC Industrialization Strategy and Roadmap 2015–2063 aims to…"
Published in Trade and Industry
WIDER Working Paper 2019/38 This working paper, Moving up the copper value chain in Southern Africa, forms part of the project: Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED) Abstract t: Interest in industrial hemp has revived in the past 20 years. Malawi is considering legalizing the cultivation of industrial hemp as an alternative cash crop…"
Published in Trade and Industry

  • Year 2017
  • Organisation GreenCape
  • Author(s) Pieter Frederik Janse van Vuuren; Catherine Pineo; Lauren Basson; Usisipho Gogela
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 7: Agricultural value chains and sustainability"

  • Year 2017
  • Organisation ZIPAR; CCRED
  • Author(s) Francis Ziba; Reena das Nair; Maria Nkhonjera
Session 7: Agricultural value chains and sustainability"

  • Year 2017
  • Organisation Sustainability & Resilience (su-re.co)
  • Author(s) Takeshi Takama, Ibnu Budiman, Novelita Wahyu Mondamina, Yudiandra Yuwono, Cynthia J Ismail
Session 9: Unpacking the water-energy-food nexus"

  • Year 2016
  • Author(s) Dr Paul Jourdan
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 2: Mining in Support of Industrial Development "

  • Year 2016
  • Organisation ZEPARU
  • Author(s) Cornelius Dube
  • Countries and Regions Zimbabwe
Session 8: Minerals Beneficiation "

  • Year 2016
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Dr Tracy Ledger
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
This working paper presents an analysis of the dominant and growing agri-food system in South Africa, focusing on power and governance as two key factors that critically influence system outcomes. Current approaches towards agricultural development (including food security) tend to under-theorise these issues and thus they may not receive the necessary attention from…"
Published in Trade and Industry

  • Year 2015
  • Organisation Celine Allard, Wenjie Chen and Emmanouil Kitsios (IMF)
  • Author(s) Celine Allard; Wenjie Chen; Emmanouil Kitsios
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Session 2: Regional integration and SADC This paper investigates the extent of trade integration of Sub-Saharan African countries in the global economy as well as within the region. Four key concepts are used to assess integration: 1) trade openness, 2) the centrality in the global and regional trade network, 3) gravity model estimates,…"

  • Year 2015
  • Organisation Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development, University of Johannesburg
  • Author(s) Simon Roberts; Thando Vilakazi;
  • Countries and Regions Malawi, Zambia
Session 8: Agricultural value chains in the region Fertiliser is a key input for commercial agriculture. However, there is generally low fertiliser use in Sub-Saharan Africa and hardly any production of fertiliser in countries in Southern and East Africa, aside from South Africa. Studies have emphasised the importance of transport costs in the…"

  • Year 2015
  • Organisation University of the Witswatersrand
  • Author(s) Lotta Takala-Greenish
  • Countries and Regions South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Session 8: Agricultural value chains in the region Paper to follow"

  • Year 2015
  • Organisation CCRED, University of Johannesburg
  • Author(s) Judith Fessehale
  • Countries and Regions South Africa, Zambia
Session 7: Minerals value chains: Upstream and beneficiation This paper presents key trends in the global value chain for mining capital equipment. It includes a section on the background of the South African and Zambian mining inputs clusters. It maps the regional value chain for mining capital equipment and presents the research findings…"

  • Year 2015
  • Organisation University of Zambia
  • Author(s) Godfrey Hampwaya; Wisdom Kaleng'a; Gilbert Siame
  • Countries and Regions South Africa, Zambia
Session 7: Minerals value chains: Upstream and beneficiation Copper, as Zambia's economic mainstay, is a mineral whose value chain stretches beyond the country's Copperbelt Province and the recently acclaimed “New Copperbelt” Northwestern Province. The Copperbelt Province as the mining hub has several industries benefiting from both upward and downward linkages in the Sub-Saharan…"

  • Year 2015
  • Author(s) Ben Turok
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 7: Minerals value chains: Upstream and beneficiation South Africa has the profile of a modern economy with well-developed financial, commercial and industrial sectors, yet mining remains an important base of the economy. Mining is dependent on physical infrastructure, such as rail, energy and water, that is provided by the state. Ideally, this…"

  • Year 2015
  • Organisation Malawi's Deputy Director of Industry
  • Author(s) Clement Phangaphanga
  • Countries and Regions Malawi
Session 10: Agricultural value chains in the region This paper examines the reasons for the growth in the poultry industry in Malawi in the past 10 years. "
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