Agri-Food Commodity Chains and Globalising Networks

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This volume brings together an interdisciplinary team of anthropologists, economists, business and management academics and geographers to examine a wide range of case studies illustrating various agri-food commodity chains and networks around the world and to discuss how these link globally.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754673361
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 7/1/2008
  • Series: The Dynamics of Economic Space Series
  • Pages: 258
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

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List of Contributors

1 Introduction: Mapping the Concept of Globalising Networks Christina Stringer Stringer, Christina Richard Le Heron Le Heron, Richard 1

2 Upgrading in South Africa's Squid Value Chain Charles Mather Mather, Charles 9

3 Agribusiness and Poverty Reduction: What Can be Learned from the Value Chain Approach? Andreas Stamm Stamm, Andreas 23

4 Big is Not Always Better: Global Value Chain Restructuring and the Crisis in South Indian Tea Estates Jeffrey Neilson Neilson, Jeffrey Bill Pritchard Pritchard, Bill 35

5 Contesting the Rules of Exchange: Changing Conventions of Procurement in the MERCOSUR Yerba Mate Commodity Chain Christopher Rosin Rosin, Christopher 49

6 Audit Me This! Kiwifruit Producer Uptake of the EurepGAP Audit System in New Zealand Christopher Rosin Rosin, Christopher Hugh Campbell Campbell, Hugh Lesley Hunt Hunt, Lesley 61

7 Maintaining the 'Clean Green' Image: Governance of On-Farm Environmental Practices in the New Zealand Dairy Industry Paula Blackett Blackett, Paula Richard Le Heron Le Heron, Richard 75

8 A Sustainable Fisheries Oasis? Strategy and Performance in the New Zealand Seafood Sector Eugene Rees Rees, Eugene 89

9 Constructing Economic Objects of Governance: The New Zealand Wine Industry Nicolas Lewis Lewis, Nicolas 103

10 Placing Local Food in a Cross-Border Setting Brian Ilbery Ilbery, Brian Damian Maye Maye, Damian 121

11 Agrarian Clusters and Chains in Rural Areas of Germany and Poland Elmar Kulke Kulke, Elmar 137

12 Farmer Innovations in Environmental Management: New Approaches to Agricultural Sustainability? Mairi Jay Jay, Mairi 147

13 The Region asOrganisation: Differentiation and Collectivity in Bordeaux, Napa, and Chianti Classico Jerry Patchell Patchell, Jerry 161

14 Creating Trust Through Branding: The Case of Northwest Ohio's Greenhouse Cluster Neil Reid Reid, Neil Michael C. Carroll Carroll, Michael C. 175

15 Growing a Global Resource-Based Company from New Zealand: The Case of Dairy Giant Fonterra Christina Stringer Stringer, Christina Christine Tamasy Tamasy, Christine Richard Le Heron Le Heron, Richard Stuart Gray Gray, Stuart 189

16 The Commodity Chain at the Periphery: The Spar Trade of Northern New Zealand in the Early 19th Century Michael Roche Roche, Michael 201

17 Akaroa Cocksfoot: Examining the Supply Chain of a Defunct New Zealand Agricultural Export Vaughan Wood Wood, Vaughan 215

18 Biotic Exchange in an Imperial World: Developments in the Grass Seed Trade Eric Pawson Pawson, Eric 229

Index 241

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