Food processing sector

Value chain analysis of the food processing sector in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha

The report is produced by the development cooperation project ‘Promoting Sustainable Enterprises in India’ (PSEI) and aims at enriching knowledge of various market actors in the food processing sector in the two states for evidence-based design and implementation of sectoral policy initiatives.

The Promoting Sustainable Enterprises in India (PSEI) project, led by the International Labour Organization (ILO), and supported by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), enables micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the ready-made garments and food processing sectors to integrate more effectively into national and global supply chains with the aim of supporting inclusive economic growth and creating more, and higher-quality, jobs.

With these objectives, this study analyses two food processing market systems in Andhra Pradesh (AP) and Odisha, fruit pulp and fisheries, with a specific focus on mapping the challenges and opportunities in these sectors to drive state-level economic growth. The findings of this report can be used by the governments of AP and Odisha, as well as development partners, to inform sector policies and strategies and programme design. As is reflected in the study, there are significant opportunities in both sectors