The purpose of the simulation is to evaluate alternative interventions by a value chain development program, aiming to improve rural livelihood and food and nutrition security. In northern Ghana, where distrust between the partners can be a problem in the functioning of value chains, the program supports the incorporation of smallholder farmers in soy clusters or agriculture APEX organization (farmers’ co-operatives) with a fair business environment. The goal is to to include the smallholder farmers in a strong value chain and reduce distrust.
The present version is presented in the EPIA 2019 conference. The ODD document includes results from calibration, sensitivity analysis, and experiments. Specification of the experiments is included in the NetLogo Behavior Space. The model library archive comprises the generated data and the R code used to analyse the NetLogo outputs.