Globalized Fruit, Local Entrepreneurs: How One Banana-Exporting Country Achieved Worldwide Reach

Globalized Fruit, Local Entrepreneurs: How One Banana-Exporting Country Achieved Worldwide Reach

by Douglas Southgate, Lois Roberts

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780812248074
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date: 03/25/2016
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Douglas Southgate is Emeritus Professor of Agricultural, Environmental, and Developmental Economics at The Ohio State University. Lois Roberts formerly taught Latin American history and culture in the Department of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.

Table of Contents

List of Acronyms and Abbreviations vii

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 The Octopus 7

Chapter 2 El Pulpo's South American Rivals 20

Chapter 3 Never a Banana Republic 38

Chapter 4 Good Governance, for a Change 53

Chapter 5 South American Entrepreneurs Go Global 69

Chapter 6 Keeping Up with Technological Advances 89

Chapter 7 Agrarian Reform, Unionization, and a Policy Tilt Against Agriculture 106

Chapter 8 Resurgence 125

Chapter 9 The Environmental Impact 145

Chapter 10 Continuing Challenges, New Risks 157

Chapter 11 Creative Destruction? 174

Appendix: Ecuadorian Banana Production and Exports, 1961 to 2013 181

Notes 183

References 201

Index 209

Acknowledgments 215

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