Introduction to Urban Agriculture Value Chains

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By the end of this course you should have gained a good perspective on the approach to building a robust value chain in urban agriculture.

A committed value chain framework ensures:

  • Safety and sustainability
  • Profitability
  • Scalability

Components of a committed value chain

  • Complementary partnerships
  • Aligned Incentives
  • Integrated process and collaboration tools

Having the committed chain in place makes it easier to deploy the technology for ensuring the product visibility and traceability along the entire value chain.


Dr Vijayender Nalla is an expert in the design of creative food and agribusiness value chains.

For more than 10 years now he has been studying modular and phased value addition technologies that has the potential to reduce post harvest losses by creating added market value to perishable produce.

Over the last 3 years he has been working with digital agriculture innovators and helping them get their solutions into the food & agribusiness value chains.

He has close working association with more than 20 AgriFood Tech businesses around the world and is on the board of advisors to an IoT (Internet of Things) powered smart irrigation solution based out of India.


Every effort has been made to ensure the relevance of the course and its factual correctness. However, the world of food & agriculture is vast and complex. Please take time to research your local context, restrictions and regulations before you apply any learning from Digital School of Food and Agriculture.