Value Chain Struggles: Institutions and Governance in the Plantation Districts of South India

Value Chain Struggles: Institutions and Governance in the Plantation Districts of South India

by Jeff Neilson, Bill Pritchard
     
 

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There is no question that trouble is brewing for millions of coffee and tea producers worldwide. Over the past decade, the playing field has shifted as international prices have crashed and buyers have laid down extensive new requirements for market access. Value Chain Struggles gets to the roots of these important issues by investigating the impact of newSee more details below

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There is no question that trouble is brewing for millions of coffee and tea producers worldwide. Over the past decade, the playing field has shifted as international prices have crashed and buyers have laid down extensive new requirements for market access. Value Chain Struggles gets to the roots of these important issues by investigating the impact of new trading arrangements in the coffee and tea sectors on the lives of struggling growers in South India. Adopting a ‘global value chain’ approach – one that links production, trade and consumption – we see the net effect this restructuring is having on the people, communities and environment in this fertile region of the world.

Like a caffeinated jolt, Value Chain Struggles: Institutions and Governance in the Plantation Districts of South India opens our eyes to the devastating impact of recent changes to global trading relations on rural producers in the world's developing countries.

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ISBN-13:
9781444355444
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/26/2011
Series:
RGS-IBG Book Series , #93
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
File size:
3 MB

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"Extremely well written, clearly argued and nicely illustrated, this book offers a wonderfully detailed case study of tea and coffee cultivation in South India - in all its multi-scalar institutional and regulatory contexts - and yet also speaks powerfully to a variety of wider theoretical issues concerning global value chains, global private regulation, and ethical and sustainable production schemes."
Neil Coe, University of Manchester

"This book gets to the roots of new trading arrangements in the coffee and tea sectors which affect the lives of struggling growers in South India. Adoption of a meaningful global value chain approach that links production, trade and consumption is the unique feature of this book. Arrays of issues including history, geography, politics and culture at local, regional and national levels have been covered. It is certainly a valuable, scholarly and policy contribution."
P. G. Chengappa, Vice Chancellor, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, India

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