Market System Review of Avocado, Mango and Horticulture

Identifying Additionality in an Established Market System

September 2019

This report describes the market structure of this sector in order to measure real effects of additionality, job creation, social welfare, market distortion, and economic upgrading. If this is simply how the avocado and mango sectors function, then we need to ensure that AgriFI involvement in the sector creates externalities that are understood, expected, and any negative effects are tolerable alongside positive effects of a higher magnitude.

As an objective of this research, the team sought to identify whether the horticulture (particularly avocado and mango) market systems present risks in achieving the desired development impacts, and to be clear about what drivers of impact exist in different scenarios.