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Global supply chains, standards and the poor: how the globalization of food systems and standards affects rural development and poverty.

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This book looks at the restructuring of the agri-food industry and the rise of global retail chains in developing and transition countries, focusing on the implications of these changes for the poor. Part I (chapters 2-7) (i) identifies global changes in food standards and supply chains, (ii) explains their emergence and relevance for today's trade and development debate, and (iii) presents a seri...


Chapter 7 (Page no: 91)

Growth in high-value agriculture in Asia and the emergence of vertical links with farmers.

This chapter describes the growth of high-value agriculture, its direct implications for the restructuring of the agricultural supply chains (including the emergence of contract farming and other forms of vertical coordination) and its indirect implications for the role of small farmers. The chapter focuses on three countries in South Asia (India, Bangladesh and Pakistan), four countries in South East Asia (Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines) and China.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 5) The globalization of private standards and the agri-food system. Author(s): Fulponi, L.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 19) Public and private food quality standards: recent trends and strategic incentives. Author(s): McCluskey, J. J.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 26) The costs and benefits of compliance with food safety standards for exports by developing countries: the case of fish and fishery products. Author(s): Henson, S. Jaffee, S.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 42) The dynamics of vertical coordination in agri-food supply chains in transition countries. Author(s): Swinnen, J. F. M.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 59) Trade liberalization and rent distribution in vertically related markets. Author(s): McCorriston, S. Sheldon, I. M.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 75) Contracting, competition and rent distribution in supply chains: theory and empirical evidence from Central Asia. Author(s): Swinnen, J. F. M. Sadler, M. Vandeplas, A.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 109) Small traders and small farmers: the small engines driving China's giant boom in horticulture. Author(s): Dong, X. Wang, H. Rozelle, S. Huang, J. Reardon, T.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 122) Quality control and the marketing of non-staple crops in India. Author(s): Fafchamps, M. Vargas-Hill, R. Minten, B.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 135) Supermarkets and small horticultural product farmers in Central America. Author(s): Berdegué, J. Reardon, T. Balsevich, F. Flores, L. Hernández, R.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 147) Global supply chains, poverty and the environment: evidence from Madagascar. Author(s): Minten, B. Randrianarison, L. Swinnen, J. F. M.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 159) High-value supply chains, food standards and rural households in Senegal. Author(s): Maertens, M. Dries, L. Dedehouanou, F. A. Swinnen, J. F. M.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 175) Transformation and contracting in the supply chains of the former Soviet Union: evidence from Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine. Author(s): Gorton, M. White, J.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 188) Agro-holdings: vertical integration in agri-food supply chains in Russia. Author(s): Serova, E.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 209) Restructuring market relations in food and agriculture of Central Eastern Europe: impacts upon small farmers. Author(s): Csáki, C. Forgacs, C.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 228) The impact of retail investments in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and the Russian Federation. Author(s): Dries, L. Reardon, T. Kerckhove, E. van
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 241) Vertical coordination in the dairy sector: a comparative analysis of Romania and Slovakia. Author(s): Berkum, S. van
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 259) Global supply chains, standards and the poor: some conclusions and implications for government policy and international organizations. Author(s): Swinnen, J. F. M. Maertens, M.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 267) The role of the public and private sectors in commercializing small farms and reducing transaction costs. Author(s): Pingali, P. Khwaja, Y. Meijer, M.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 281) Building capacity for compliance with evolving food safety and agricultural health standards. Author(s): Meer, K. van der
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 295) Public sector initiatives to facilitate small farmer access to international marketing channels: lessons from marketing assistance programmes in Armenia. Author(s): Gow, H. R. Cocks, J.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), New Delhi, India.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2007
  • ISBN
  • 9781845931858
  • Record Number
  • 20073072368