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Value Chain Struggles: Institutions and Governance in the Plantation Distri.

Author: Jeff Neilson; Bill Pritchard
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

There is no question that trouble is brewing for millions of coffee and tea producers worldwide. Over the past decade, the playing field has shifted as international prices have crashed and buyers  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Neilson; Bill Pritchard
ISBN: 9781405173933 1405173939
OCLC Number: 940667697
Description: 328 s
Contents: List of Figures. List of Tables. Series Editors' Preface. Acknowledgements. List of Abbreviations. 1 Introduction. 2 Re-inserting Place and Institutions within Global Value Chain Analysis. 3 How to Make a (South Indian) Cup of Tea or Coffee. 4 The Institutional Environment of the South Indian Tea and Coffee Industries. 5 Struggles over Labour and Livelihoods. 6 Struggles over Environmental Governance in the Coffee Forests of Kodagu. 7 Smallholder Engagement in Global Value Chains: Initiatives in the Nilgiris. 8 Making a Living in the Global Economy: Institutional Environments and Value Chain Upgrading. 9 Conclusion: What We Brewed. Appendix A: The Role of Managing Agents. Appendix B: The Operation and Intended Reform of South India's Tea Auctions. Appendix C: Restructuring of Tata Tea's Munnar Operations. Notes. Bibliography. Index.


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