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How can the poor benefit from the growing markets for high value agricultural products?


  • Davis, Junior


This paper aims to identify critical areas for trade, marketing, capital market development and regulatory reforms that can facilitate the integration of small-scale farmers (small-scale farmers) in domestic, regional and global markets for high-value agricultural (HVA) products in particular high value crops, livestock, fish and non timber forest products in a sustainable manner and to increase and diversify the incomes of small-scale farmers in the long-run. The paper places particular emphasis on the issues that may need to be addressed through research and development undertaken by the international, regional and national research communities.

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  • Davis, Junior, 2006. "How can the poor benefit from the growing markets for high value agricultural products?," MPRA Paper 26048, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:26048

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    1. John Humphrey & Neil McCulloch & Masako Ota, 2004. "The impact of European market changes on employment in the Kenyan horticulture sector," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 16(1), pages 63-80.
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    6. Tschirley, David L. & Ayieko, Miltone W. & Mathenge, Mary K. & Weber, Michael T., 2004. "Where Do Consumers in Nairobi Purchase their Food and Why Does this Matter? The Need for Investment to Improve Kenya's "Traditional" Food Marketing System," Food Security Collaborative Policy Briefs 54643, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
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    1. Onumah, Gideon & Davis, Junior & Kleih, Ulrich & Proctor, Felicity, 2007. "Empowering Smallholder Farmers in Markets: Changing agricultural marketing systems and innovative responses by producer organizations," MPRA Paper 25984, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Rusali, Mirela Adriana, 2012. "High Value Agri-Food Products In Romania’S Trade Pattern," Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Institute of Agricultural Economics, vol. 9(2), pages 245-254.
    3. Omiti, John M. & Otieno, David Jakinda & McCullough, Ellen B. & Nyanamba, Timothy O., 2008. "Strategies to Promote Market-Oriented Smallholder Agriculture in Developing Countries: A Case of Kenya," 2007 Second International Conference, August 20-22, 2007, Accra, Ghana 52105, African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE).
    4. Neeliah, Harris & Neeliah, Shalini Amnee, 2014. "Changing Agro-food Export Composition and SPS Compliance: Lessons for Mauritius," Estey Centre Journal of International Law and Trade Policy, Estey Centre for Law and Economics in International Trade, vol. 15(1).
    5. Birthal, Pratap S. & Jha, Awadhesh K. & Tiongco, Marites & Narrod, Clare, 2008. "Improving farm-to-market linkages through contract farming: A case study of smallholder dairying in India," IFPRI discussion papers 814, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
    6. Davis, Junior, 2007. "Agriculture and rural development challenges in South-Eastern Europe and Turkey with the view to European Union integration process," MPRA Paper 25986, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    high-value agricultural commodities; agri-food marketing; agricultural research and development;

    JEL classification:

    • Q13 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Markets and Marketing; Cooperatives; Agribusiness
    • Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy


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