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Author: Ellen B McCullough; Prabhu L Pingali; Kostas G Stamoulis; Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Publisher: Rome : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ; London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : International government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The driving forces of income growth, demographic shifts, globalization and technical change have led to a reorganization of food systems from farm to plate. The characteristics of supply chains - particularly the role of supermarkets - linking farmers have changed, from consumption and retail to wholesale, processing, procurement and production. This book presents a comprehensive framework for assessing the impacts  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
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Transformation of agri-food systems.
Rome : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ; London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2008
(OCoLC)609155572
Material Type: Government publication, International government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen B McCullough; Prabhu L Pingali; Kostas G Stamoulis; Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
ISBN: 9781844075683 1844075680 9781844075690 1844075699 9789251059623 9251059624
OCLC Number: 214282282
Description: xxiii, 381 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Small farms and the transformation of food systems: an overview / Ellen B. McCullough, Prabhu L. Pingali, Kostas G. Stamoulis --
The rapid rise of supermarkets in developing countries: induced organizational, institutional and technological change in agri-food systems / Thomas Reardon, C. Peter Timmer, Julio Berdegue --
Food policy in the era of supermarkets: what's different? / C. Peter Timmer --
The food processing industry, globalization and developing countries / John Wilkinson --
Forces of change affecting African food markets: implications for public policy / Thomas S. Jayne --
The changing nature and structure of agri-food systems in developing countries: beyond the farm gate / Kevin Z. Chen, Kostas G. Stanoulis --
The impact of globalization and vertical integration in agri-food processing on local suppliers: evidence from the Polish dairy sector / Liesbeth Dries and Johan F.M. Swinnen --
The role of Santiago wholesale markets in supporting small farmers and poor consumers / Martine Dirven, Sergio Faiguenbaum --
The rapid rise of Kenyan supermarkets: impacts on the fruit and vegetable supply system / David Neven, Thomas Reardon --
Linkages between smallholder farmers and supermarkets: lessons from Zambia / Hyde Haaniuba, Jacques de Graaf --
Overview of case studies assessing impacts of food systems transformation on smallholder farmers / Ellen B. McCullough, Prabhu L. Pingali --
The transition from maize production systems to high-value agriculture in Kenya / John Omiti [and others] --
Linking small farmers in Bhutan with markets: the importance of road access / Sonam Tobgay, Ellen B. McCullough --
Marketing channels and their implications for smallholder farmers in India / Sukhpal Singh --
Marketing China's fruit: are small, poor farmers being excluded from the supply chain? / Jikun Huang, Yunhua Wu, Scott Rozelle --
Supermarkets and small farmers: the case of fresh vegetables in Honduras / Madelon Meijer [and others] --
Impact of international food safety standards on smallholders: evidence from three cases / Clare Narrod [and others].
Responsibility: edited by Ellen B. McCullough, Prabhu L. Pingali and Kostas G. Stamoulis.
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Assesses the impacts of changing agri-food systems on small holder farmers, recognizing the importance of heterogeneity between developing countries as well as within them. The book includes case  Read more...

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