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Global supply chains, standards and the poor : how the globalization of food systems and standards affects rural development and poverty / edited by Johan F.M. Swinnen.

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Subject: Food industry and trade > Developing countries.
Business logistics > Developing countries.
Globalization > Developing countries.
Nutrition policy > Developing countries.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xv, 322 pages) : illustrations, charts
  • Publisher: Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK : CABI, 2007.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The globalization of private standards and the agri-food system / L. Fulponi -- Public and private food quality standards : recent trends and strategic incentives / J.J. McCluskey -- The costs and benefits of compliance with food safety standards for exports by developing countries : the case of fish and fishery products / S. Henson and S. Jaffee -- The dynamics of vertical coordination in agri-food supply chains in transition countries / J.F.M. Swinnen -- Trade liberalization and rent distribution in vertically related markets / S. McCorriston and I. Sheldon -- Contracting, competition, and rent distribution in supply chains : theory and empirical evidence from Central Asia / J.F.M. Swinnen, M. Sadler and A. Vandeplas -- Growth in high-value agriculture in Asia and the emergence of vertical links with farmers / A. Gulati, N. Minot, C. Delgado, and S. Bora -- Small traders and small farmers : the small engines driving China's giant boom in horticulture / X. Dong, H. Wang, S. Rozelle, J. Huang, and T. Reardon -- Quality control and the marketing of non-staple crops in India / M. Fafchamps, R. Vargas-Hill and B. Minten -- Supermarkets and small horticultural product farmers in Central America / J.A. Berdegué, T. Reardon, F. Balsevich, L.G. Flores, and R. Hernández -- Global supply chains, poverty and the environment : evidence from Madagascar / B. Minten, L. Randrianarison and J.F.M. Swinnen -- High-value supply chains, food standards and rural households in Senegal / M. Maertens, L. Dries, F.A. Dedehouanou, J.F.M. Swinnen -- Transformation and contracting in the supply chains of the former Soviet Union : evidence from Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, and Russia / M. Gorton and J. White -- Agro-holding : vertical integration in agri-food supply chains in Russia / E. Serova -- Restructuring market relations in food and agriculture of Central Eastern Europe : impacts upon small farmers / C. Csáki and C. Forgacs -- The impact of retail investments in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and the Russian Federation / L. Dries, T. Reardon, and E. Van Kerckhove -- Vertical coordination in the dairy sector : a comparative analysis of Romania and Slovakia / S. van Berkum -- Global supply chains, standards and the poor : some conclusions and implications for government policy and international organizations / J.F.M. Swinnen and M. Maertens -- The role of the public and private sectors in commercializing small farms and reducing transaction costs / P. Pingali, Y. Khwaja, and M. Meijer -- Building capacity for compliance with evolving food safety and agricultural health standards / K. van der Meer -- Public sector initiatives to facilitate small farmer access to international marketing chains : lessons from marketing assistance programmes in Armenia / H.R. Gow and J. Cocks.
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Abstract: 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 series of conceptual frameworks necessary to understand the changes and their effects. Part II (chapters 8-18) contains a set of empirical studies, organized by region, which present new quantitative information on the effects of globalization and vertical contracting in modern supply chains in developing, emerging and transition countries. Part III (chapters 19-22) discusses the implications of these developments for the international policy agenda. The book has a subject index.
Additional Physical Form available Note: Also available in print format.
Source of Description Note: Title from PDF title page (viewed August 15, 2013).
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