AND ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORK.- AGRO-FOOD CHAINS AND NETWORKS FOR DEVELOPMENT Issues, approaches and strategies.- CHAIN INTEGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT.- AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRADE LIBERALIZATION.- PARTICIPATION OF SMALLHOLDERS IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE.- CHAINS AND NETWORKS FOR DEVELOPMENT Articulating stakeholders in international trade.- VEGETABLES SOURCING IN AFRICA The experience of Freshmark.- BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS FOR ADDING VALUE The role of agribusiness in developing trade.- THE CONTRIBUTION OF FAIR TRADE TOWARDS MARKET ACCESS BY SMALLHOLDER BANANA PRODUCERS.- THE RAPID RISE OF SUPERMARKETS AND THE USE OF PRIVATE STANDARDS IN THEIR FOOD PRODUCT PROCUREMENT SYSTEMS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES.- AGRO-FOOD CHAINS AND SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOOD A case study of cassava marketing in Nigeria.- BUSINESS CASES.- SUPPLY-CHAIN DEVELOPMENT FOR FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES IN THAILAND.- FRUITFUL Integrated supply-chain information system for fruit produce between South Africa and The Netherlands.- BRASCAN How to capture value in the beef chain.- FISH IN KENYA The Nile-perch chain.- ORGANIC CACAO CHAIN FOR DEVELOPMENT The case of the Talamanca Small-Farmers Association.- THE NOVELLA PROJECT Developing a sustainable supply chain for Allanblackia oil.- DEVELOPING A SUSTAINABLE MEDICINAL-PLANT CHAIN IN INDIA Linking people, markets and values.- SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS.- SUSTAINABLE AGRO-FOOD CHAINS Challenges for research and development.- EXCLUSION OF SMALL-SCALE FARMERS FROM COORDINATED SUPPLY CHAINS Market failure, policy failure or just economies of scale?.- FOOD CHAINS AND NETWORKS FOR DEVELOPMENT Lessons and outlook.
Agro-food chains and networks are increasingly important to producers in developing countries, where they become integrated into geographically dispersed supply networks linking producers, traders and processors from the South with retailers and consumers in urban centres and in the North. This volume combines theoretical insights with numerous business case examples to provide a better understanding of the opportunities and constraints that supply-chain integration can offer for stimulating rural development.
Cooperation in agro-food supply chains
Market access for smallholder producers
Combining theory and business cases