Agri-Food Commodity Chains and Globalising Networks (The by Richard Le Heron, Christina Stringer

By Richard Le Heron, Christina Stringer

In the foreign agri-food group at the very least 4 theoretical ambitions are attracting expanding consciousness. they're: the proven notions of community and commodity chain which are being revisited when it comes to severe engagement proficient by means of the insights of intensive empirical paintings, the metrics of calculation and institutional embedding that underpin the increase and performance of governance applied sciences, where of nearby networking in developing stipulations that make attainable agri-food manufacturer participation in neighborhood provisioning and provide, and the geo-historical dimensions of interconnection and interdependency within the agri-food sphere. This quantity brings jointly an interdisciplinary crew of anthropologists, economists, buinsess and administration teachers and geographers to ascertain a variety of case experiences illustrating a number of agri-food commodity chains and networks world wide and to debate how those hyperlink globally.

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The same lack of scale also hinders the establishment of processing plants that require high initial investment. We found for instance, that Sri Lankan pepper – often with very high contents of essential oil – is shipped to India to be processed there, together with (often lower quality) pepper harvested in larger scale in the neighbouring country. Based on our interviews, four basic types of value chains were identified. Listed in ascending order of integration they were coined as ‘disintegrated’, ‘weakly- Agribusiness and Poverty Reduction 29 linked’, ‘relational’ and ‘vertically integrated’ value chains.

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