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The role of public–private partnerships in promoting smallholder access to livestock markets in developing countries

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  • Rich, Karl M.
  • Narrod, Clare A.

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Rising demands for quality and safety measures in high-value agriculture and livestock markets have necessitated the creation of increasingly complex supply chains to manage the flow of goods and information among channel actors. Public–private partnerships (PPPs) can play a key role in strengthening links within the supply chain, particularly where market failures impede access by the poor. This paper examines the potential of PPPs in promoting smallholder access to such supply chains. A conceptual model is presented that highlights the need to generate chain-level benefits for all channel participants in order for PPPs to be sustainable and to adequately address market failures. A case of both a successful and a failed PPP in livestock markets illustrates the utility of this model.

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Paper provided by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in its series IFPRI discussion papers with number 1001.

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Date of creation: 2010
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Handle: RePEc:fpr:ifprid:1001

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Keywords: Developing countries; High-value agriculture; public–private partnerships; supply chain;

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