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The development of competitive agro-industries is crucial for creating employment and income opportunities as well as enhancing the demand for farm products. However, in order to avoid adverse effects to vulnerable countries and people, sound policies and strategies for fostering agro-industries are needed.

With contributions from agro-industry specialists, academic experts and UN technical agencies, chapters address the strategies and actions required for improving agro-industrial competitiveness in ways that can create income, generate employment and fight poverty in the developing world. Agro-industries for Development highlights the current status and future course for agro-industries and brings attention to the contributions this sector can make to international development

This book is a co-publication with FAO and UNIDO

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781845935771
Publisher: CAB International North America
Publication date: 08/01/2009
Series: CABI Series
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1.Introduction, 2.Building the Political Case for Agro-industries and Agribusiness in Developing Countries, 3.Agro-industry Trends, Patterns and Development Impacts, 4.Technologies Shaping the Future, 5.Enabling Environments for Competitive Agro-industries, 6.Business Models that are Inclusive of Small Farmers, 7.Corporate Social Responsibility for Agro-industries Development, 8.Annexes

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