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Improving Livelihoods and Prosperity through Value-Added Agriculture: East-West Economic Corridor of Greater Mekong Subregion

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  • Lord, Montague J
  • Tangtrongjita, Pawat
  • Chadbunchachai, Supatra

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The study describes the creation four clusters for organic vegetables along the East West Economic Corridor (EWEC) of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). These clusters have three goals: (a) to foster the conversion of conventional agricultural farming to organic production, and thereby enable the generation of high value-added activities; (b) to promote linkages among micro and small scale producers, and thereby improve their competitive position within the value chain; and (c) to spur the development of agricultural activities affecting the majority of the EWEC population either directly or indirectly, and thereby enable the transformation of the EWEC transport and logistics corridor into a full-fledged economic corridor.

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  • Lord, Montague J & Tangtrongjita, Pawat & Chadbunchachai, Supatra, 2011. "Improving Livelihoods and Prosperity through Value-Added Agriculture: East-West Economic Corridor of Greater Mekong Subregion," MPRA Paper 42588, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:42588
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    Keywords

    clusters; value-chain; East-West Economic Corridor; Greater Mekong Subregion; organic vegetables; agricultural development; networking;

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    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
    • N55 - Economic History - - Agriculture, Natural Resources, Environment and Extractive Industries - - - Asia including Middle East
    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade

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