We had established that producers and traders are risk takers and they are core actors whose activities cannot be overemphasized in the food supply chain.

On the other hand, processors are involved in activities that add more values to raw materials. They are key in evolutionising the agricultural sector, and they are perceived as a leverage point in most value chains. They also increase the shelf life of produce and convert produce to finished products for the final consumers. Many processors are faced with several challenges, for instance, the issue of power and infrastructure deficit, which increases their cost of production.

In addition, there is the last mile agent who is hardly spoken about- the transporters. These actors make distribution of products possible. Distribution of agricultural produce is a herculean task because of the issue of road network and the shelf life of agricultural products. Thus, time is key for timely delivery or else, post harvest losses will set in, which is bad for business.

These core actors have different needs, and proffering practical solutions must be sustainable. Thus, it is vital that stakeholders engagement is mandatory when diagnosing specific VCs issues, and must be a bottom-top approach. Therefore, stakeholders engagement is key for the success of a VC approach to achieve its objectives when employed. The future of agriculture has a lot of opportunities to offer beyond food.