The Enabling Environment for Food Traceability Systems
Widespread adoption of food traceability systems (FTS) holds the potential to provide several benefits for agricultural market systems, including mitigating food safety risks, improving market access and increasing productivity gains. Improvements in supply chain transparency from FTS adoption can also lead to an expansion of mutually beneficial trade between countries.
To advance these goals, USAID and its implementing partners must first understand the factors that drive adoption and successful implementation of FTS. In a new report titled, "The Enabling Environment for Food Traceability System Success," the Feed the Future Enabling Environment for Food Security (EEFS) project examines four factors shaping FTS adoption among food operators in developing country market systems — operator incentives, operator capacity, operator access to technology and supply chain coordination — to support the development and uptake of FTS that support food safety, quality and integrity in developing countries market systems.