Agro-industries for Development by Carlos da Silva, Doyle Baker, Andrew Shepherd, Chakib

By Carlos da Silva, Doyle Baker, Andrew Shepherd, Chakib Jenane, Sérgio Miranda-da-Cruz

The improvement of aggressive agro-industries is important for growing employment and source of revenue possibilities in addition to improving the standard of and insist for farm items. Agro-industries could have a true influence on overseas improvement by way of expanding financial development and lowering poverty in either rural and concrete components of constructing international locations. although, for you to stay away from hostile results to weak nations and other people, sound rules and methods for fostering agro-industries are wanted. With contributions from agro-industry experts, educational specialists and UN technical firms, chapters deal with the ideas and activities required for making improvements to agro-industrial competitiveness in ways in which can create source of revenue, generate employment and struggle poverty within the constructing global. Agro-industries for improvement highlights the present prestige and destiny path for agro-industries and brings awareness to the contributions this zone could make to foreign improvement. This ebook is a co-publication with FAO and UNIDO

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Cranfield Boyer, 1995; Busch and Bain, 2004; Ponte and Gibbon, 2005; Busch and Bingen, 2006; Henson, 2007a). , contrasts to the predominant focus on search characteristics in most traditional markets. In turn, the increasing focus on product safety and quality attributes has served to enhance the role of formal product and process standards. Standards are ubiquitous in market economies and play a fundamental role in the organization of supply chains for most products and services (Busch, 2000; Henson and Reardon, 2005), including traditional marketing systems.

This meant that the agro-industrial sector was frequently shielded from the competitive pressures that drove consolidation in other parts of the world. Many state enterprises in the agro-industrial sector did not flourish for a whole host of reasons. These included political interference in the management of such enterprises in the pursuit of non-commercial objectives, bureaucratic burdens, development of structural deficits under conditions of managed 20 S. Henson and J. Cranfield input supply and output prices, and inadequate investment and access to new technologies.

Under conditions of macroeconomic instability, capital investments with significant sunk costs, as with technologies that are highly productspecific, are deterred by the inherently greater risk. This situation can then be further exacerbated with exchange rate misalignments that enhance uncertainty. Where technologies and critical inputs have to be imported, foreign exchange shortages linked to import licensing and foreign exchange allocation systems can delay investments or impose additional costs on entrepreneurs, such as in the form of ‘lobbying’ for foreign exchange.

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