9780415496957

Agri-Food Systems and Economic Development: Lessons from European, North American and Asian experiences

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415496957

  • ISBN10:

    0415496950

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 8/6/2017
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

This book draws on a three-year programme of research undertaken in sub-Saharan Africa, involving research teams in six countries looking at the role of donor interventions in the context of African smallholder participation in higher-value markets for agricultural and food products, both domestically and through exports to industrialized countries. . In so doing, it explores the interface between donor-led interventions and the actions of the private sector, and of government, in developing countries. Put bluntly, this book investigates #xE2;#xAC;#xDC;what works and what doesn#xE2;#xAC;"t#xE2;#xAC;". Thus, the chapters #xE2;#xAC;#xDC;throw light#xE2;#xAC;" on the nature of higher-value markets for agricultural and food products, presents the critical processes determining smallholder participation in higher-value markets for agricultural and food products and relations to the level and forms of quality standards applied and examines the extent to which smallholders are actually participating in higher-value markets with differing levels of quality standards and the challenges they face in doing so and the role of donor interventions in facilitating the participation of smallholders in higher-value markets for agricultural and food products and the interface with private and public sector initiatives in developing countries.

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