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Inclusion of Low Income Sectors in Latin American Agribusiness

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  • Metzger, Michael D.
  • Ickis, John
  • Leguizamon, Francisco
  • Flores, Juliano
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    We examine three case studies on agribusiness ventures that have included low income sectors (LIS) into value creation activities to reduce poverty in Latin America. While the goal for each agribusiness is economic profit, we find that this goal is not inconsistent with wealth creation among LIS. We use the agribusiness chain analytical framework to identify the roles played by LIS in the ventures studied, and we explore the ways in which LIS inclusion has influenced the performance of the agribusiness chains and contributed to their competitiveness.

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    Article provided by International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IAMA) in its journal International Food and Agribusiness Management Review.

    Volume (Year): 13 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:ifaamr:93339

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    Keywords: Agribusiness; Poverty reduction; Latin America; Agribusiness; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Food Security and Poverty;

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    1. Sterns, James A. & Schweikhardt, David B. & Peterson, H. Christopher, 1998. "Using Case Studies As An Approach For Conducting Agribusiness Research," International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IAMA), vol. 1(03).
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