"Modern" integrated value chains need not necessarily exclude the smallest producers as this book aims to explain in detail by case studies. The issue is particularly topical in India, where modern retailing has come to the scene only recently and the majority of whose population are still small farmers and artisans. Following a brief introduction to the problem, 14 case studies from India are presented to illustrate how it is being solved in practice. The book also discusses the impact of organized retailing on small-scale traders, and finally analyses the case studies for an overview, with conclusions and learnings drawn from them. Inclusive Value Chains shows by practical examples that it is possible to link the smallest producers of fresh produce, commodities and handicrafts profitably, to modern integrated markets, within the country of origin as well as abroad.
Poverty in India and Value Chains; Value Chains and Exclusion; Retail Winners and Losers - The Impact of Organized Retailing; Inclusive Value Chains in Fresh Fruit and Vegetables; Inclusive Value Chains in Commodity Crops; Inclusive Value Chains in Fisheries, Honey, Coffee and Poultry; Inclusive Value Chains in Non-Food Artisan Products; What Do the Case Studies Tell Us? Lessons for the Future.