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Food Systems and Services: Illustrative Case Studies on Horticulture Food Systems and Services in Mexico and Indonesia

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Published Date August 2021
Type of Publication Reports
Publication Under Policy Partnership on Food Security (PPFS)
Accessed 612
Pages 125
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Progressing the facilitation of services across food value chains is needed to improve the current food systems and create food security. To allocate resources efficiently, there is a need for APEC to understand the impact of the services environment on food supply chain players, specifically to identify critical barriers and opportunities for services engaged in the food supply chain.

This publication examines two case studies (Mexico and Indonesia), with an in-depth exploration of the horticulture sector (fruits and vegetables). The study encompassed a mixed methodology and involved in-depth interviews with 96 supply chain players including farmers, distributors, processors, and food service providers in the Indonesian and Mexican horticulture sector. The research provides practical insights into improvements to the provision and regulation of services, where these actions will result in advances in food supply and food security.