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Supermarkets and Rural Livelihoods: A Research Method

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  • Reardon, Thomas
  • Berdegue, Julio A.
  • Lundy, Mark
  • Schutz, Paul
  • Balsevich, Fernando
  • Hernandez, Ricardo
  • Perez, Edwin
  • Jano, Pilar
  • Wang, Honglin

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This document presents a research method to analyze the access of small and medium farmers to the supermarket market, and the effect of such access on the producers' decisions and net incomes. The method was developed for and used in a study carried out in 2004 in three Central American countries.

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  • Reardon, Thomas & Berdegue, Julio A. & Lundy, Mark & Schutz, Paul & Balsevich, Fernando & Hernandez, Ricardo & Perez, Edwin & Jano, Pilar & Wang, Honglin, 2004. "Supermarkets and Rural Livelihoods: A Research Method," Staff Papers 11818, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
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    2. Hueth, Brent & Ligon, Ethan & Wolf, Stephen & Wu, Steven, 1999. "Incentive Instruments in Agricultural Contracts: Input Control, Monitoring, Quality Measurement, and Price Risk," Staff General Research Papers Archive 5237, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
    3. Jill E. Hobbs, 1997. "Measuring the Importance of Transaction Costs in Cattle Marketing," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 79(4), pages 1083-1095.
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    1. Riungu, Claris Karimi, 2011. "Effects of Supermarkets on Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Small-Scale Farmers in Central Kenya," Research Theses 134484, Collaborative Masters Program in Agricultural and Applied Economics.
    2. Matoti, Bongiswa & Vink, Nick & Bienabe, Estelle, 2008. "Changing Face of the Agri-Food Market: A Farmers Response and Possible Solutions from a Provincial Perspective," 2007 Second International Conference, August 20-22, 2007, Accra, Ghana 52098, African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE).

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    Labor and Human Capital; Marketing;

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