Agri-food Systems and Economic Development: Lessons from European, North American and Asian Experiences (Routledge Studies in Development Economics)

Agri-food Systems and Economic Development: Lessons from European, North American and Asian Experiences (Routledge Studies in Development Economics)

By: Spencer Henson (editor), Steven Jaffee (editor)Hardback

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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 'what works and what doesn't'. Thus, the chapters 'throw light' 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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Contents

Section 1: Emerging context, Chapter 1: Potential Opportunities from High-Value Markets, Spencer Henson and Steven Jaffee, Chapter 2: The Spectre of Smallholder Exclusion, Spencer Henson and Steven Jaffee, Chapter 3: The Level and Nature of Donor Response, Luz Diaz Rios, Steven Jaffee and Spencer Henson, Section 2: Conceptualizing the Inclusion and Exclusion of Smallholders, Chapter 4: The Process of Inclusion and Exclusion of Smallholders into Higher-Value Markets: A Conceptual Framework, Spencer Henson and Steven Jaffee, Chapter 5: Assessing the Propensity of Buyers to Source from smallholders, Spencer Henson and Steven Jaffee, Chapter 6: Promoting the Inclusion of Smallholders: The Views of Practitioners, Spencer Henson, Steven Jaffee, John Cranfield, Jose Blandon and Paul Siegel, Section 3: Case studies, Chapter 7: Mainstream horticultural products for high-end market segments, Steven Jaffee, John Humphrey, Julius Okello, Michael Jensen, Spencer Henson, and John Lamb, Chapter 8: Supplying the European market for 'ethnic' fruits and vegetables, Luz Diaz Rios, Ramatu Al-Hassan, Johnny Mugisha, Sean Field, Steve Jaffee and Spencer Henson, Chapter 9: Trade in Spices: the Case of Vanilla from Uganda, Spencer Henson, Steven Jaffee and Gabriel Elepu, Chapter 10: Trade in Natural Products: The Case of Honey, Ramatu Al-Hassan, Gabriel Elepu, Michael Jensen, Spencer Henson, and Paul Siegel, Chapter 11: Upgrading in the Speciality Coffee Sector, Daniele Giovannucci, Luz Rios Diaz and Steve Jaffee, Section 4: Synthesis, Chapter 12: Promoting Smallholder Inclusion in Higher-Value Markets, Steve Jaffee and Spencer Henson

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/01/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780415496957
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780415496957
  • ISBN10: 0415496950

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