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Access to Dynamic Markets for Small Commercial Farmers: The Case of Potato Production in the Peruvian Andes


  • Escobal D'Angelo, Javier
  • Torero, Maximo


The study has evaluated which are the most relevant factors that determine that a small farmer switch marketing channels in order to enter into a "dynamic" market; that is, into a market signed by more complex contractual relationships that can absorb increasing amounts of its output. The results show that there are a number of producers that currently are not selling to those markets but they may well do so. Restrictions associated to the degree of organization of the producers, their perception of risk and credit market restrictions may prevent these farmers to gain access to the additional benefits that these new market opportunities have to offer.

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  • Escobal D'Angelo, Javier & Torero, Maximo, 2006. "Access to Dynamic Markets for Small Commercial Farmers: The Case of Potato Production in the Peruvian Andes," 2006 Annual Meeting, August 12-18, 2006, Queensland, Australia 25667, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:iaae06:25667

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    1. Holloway, Garth J. & Barrett, Christopher B. & Ehui, Simeon K., 2002. "Bayes' Estimates Of The Double Hurdle Model In The Presence Of Fixed Costs," Working Papers 14741, Cornell University, Department of Applied Economics and Management.
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    1. Escobal, Javier A. & Cavero, Denice, 2012. "Transaction Costs, Institutional Arrangements and Inequality Outcomes: Potato Marketing by Small Producers in Rural Peru," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 40(2), pages 329-341.
    2. Escobal, J. & Ponce, C. & Hernández Asensio, R., 2011. "El caso de la dinámica territorial rural en la Sierra de Jauja, Junín," Working papers 069, Rimisp Latin American Center for Rural Development.

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    Market participation; Contractual arrangements; Potato Farmers; Peru; Crop Production/Industries; Marketing; Q13; Q16;

    JEL classification:

    • Q13 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Markets and Marketing; Cooperatives; Agribusiness
    • Q16 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - R&D; Agricultural Technology; Biofuels; Agricultural Extension Services


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