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Agricultural Supply Chains, Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa, Market Structure, Farm Constraints and Grass-root Institutions, by Nicolas Depetris Chauvin, Guido Porto, Francis Mulangu

This book investigates if and how agricultural market structures and farm constraints affect the development of dynamic food and cash crop sectors and whether these sectors can contribute to economic transformation and poverty reduction in Africa. The authors map the current cash and food crops supply chains in six African countries, characterizing their markets structures and domestic competition policies. At the farm level, the book studies the constraints faced by small holders to increase productivity and break out of a vicious cycle in which low productivity exacerbates vulnerability to poverty. In a series of micro case studies, the project explores how cooperatives and institutions may help overcome these constraints. This book will appeal to scholars and policy makers seeking instruments to promote increased agriculture productivity, resolve food security issues, and promote agribusiness by diversifying exports and increasing trade and competitiveness
Table Of Contents
Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Part I: The Welfare Impact of Agricultural Supply Chains, Market Structure and Farm Constraints -- Part II: The Role of Non Market Institutions in Sub Saharan Agriculture
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed. 2017.
Physical Description
1 online resource (XI, 192 p. 82 illus., 77 illus. in color.)
Specific Material Designation
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