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Agroholdings and clusters in Kazakhstan's agro-food sector
[Agroholdings und Clusters in Kasachstan’s Agrar- und Ernährungssektor]

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  • Wandel, Jürgen

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The paper provides an overview of the institutional arrangements on the micro level that have evolved in the agro-food sector of Kazakhstan in the course of transition. Emphasis is laid on more complex arrangements like agroholdings and clusters, hitherto mostly unknown in the agro-food sectors of established market economies. It is shown that agroholdings are concentrated mainly in the northern part of Kazakhstan and to a large extent in the grain sector, while in the south a scattered small scale (individual) farm structure has emerged. Parallel to this market-driven development, the Kazakhstani government tries to promote other institutional arrangements that it deems to be of superior competitiveness, especially agro-food clusters. Refering to Hayek's concept of pretence of knowledge and empirical evidence of cluster facilitation policies of other countries the success of the Kazakhstani cluster initiative is questioned.

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  • Wandel, Jürgen, 2009. "Agroholdings and clusters in Kazakhstan's agro-food sector
    [Agroholdings und Clusters in Kasachstan’s Agrar- und Ernährungssektor]
    ," IAMO Discussion Papers 126, Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO).
  • Handle: RePEc:zbw:iamodp:126
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    Keywords

    Agroholdings; cluster; Kazakhstan; agricultural policy; institutional change; Agroholdings; Cluster; Kasachstan; Agrarpolitik; institutioneller Wandel;

    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
    • L22 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Organization and Market Structure

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