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Farmers, Vertical Coordination, and the Restructuring of Dairy Supply Chains in Central and Eastern Europe

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  • Dries, Liesbeth
  • Germenji, Etleva
  • Noev, Nivelin
  • Swinnen, Johan F.M.

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Summary The combination of transition and globalization since the early 1990s has caused dramatic changes in the dairy chains in Central and Eastern Europe. This paper uses survey evidence from several Central and East European countries to document the growth of vertical coordination in the dairy chain, its relationship with policy reforms, its effects and the implications for small farms. Evidence suggests that in several countries small dairy farms have benefited from vertical coordination processes by providing them access to inputs and higher value markets.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal World Development.

Volume (Year): 37 (2009)
Issue (Month): 11 (November)
Pages: 1742-1758

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Handle: RePEc:eee:wdevel:v:37:y:2009:i:11:p:1742-1758

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Keywords: Central and Eastern Europe dairy vertical coordination processing small farms;

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  1. Minten, Bart & Reardon, Thomas & Singh, K.M. & Sutradhar, Rajib, 2011. "The potato value chain in Bihar: An assessment and policy implications," MPRA Paper 54350, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 14 Jan 2011.
  2. Hahlbrock, Konstantin & Hockmann, Heinrich, 2011. "Influence Of The Integration Of Agroholdings With Russian Farms On Total Factor Productivity And Its Subcomponents," 51st Annual Conference, Halle, Germany, September 28-30, 2011 114508, German Association of Agricultural Economists (GEWISOLA).
  3. Dries, Liesbeth & Swinnen, Johan F.M., 2010. "The impact of interfirm relationships on investment: Evidence from the Polish dairy sector," Food Policy, Elsevier, vol. 35(2), pages 121-129, April.

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