Agro-industries for Development by Carlos da Silva, Doyle Baker, Andrew Shepherd, Chakib

By Carlos da Silva, Doyle Baker, Andrew Shepherd, Chakib Jenane, Sérgio Miranda-da-Cruz

The advance of aggressive agro-industries is essential for developing employment and source of revenue possibilities in addition to bettering the standard of and insist for farm items. Agro-industries could have a true impact on overseas improvement by way of expanding fiscal development and decreasing poverty in either rural and concrete components of constructing international locations. although, with the intention to steer clear of adversarial results to weak nations and other people, sound regulations and techniques for fostering agro-industries are wanted. With contributions from agro-industry experts, educational specialists and UN technical firms, chapters handle the concepts and activities required for bettering agro-industrial competitiveness in ways in which can create source of revenue, generate employment and struggle poverty within the constructing global. Agro-industries for improvement highlights the present prestige and destiny path for agro-industries and brings awareness to the contributions this region could make to foreign improvement. This publication is a co-publication with FAO and UNIDO

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2007), there is demand for larger supply volumes and competitive advantages from the acquisition of enhanced skills in food safety and quality standards and supply chain management that tend to favour larger enterprises. Indeed, given that processed food 26 S. Henson and J. Cranfield products constitute 65% of supermarket food sales in developing countries, and semi-processed food products account for a further 20–25%, the development of the supermarket sector is dependent on appropriate responses by the food manufacturing sector, at least initially creating conditions of mutual dependency.

Conversely, some of the major higher-value food exports from developing countries, for example, fresh fruits and vegetables, require large volumes of water in their production. This fact has brought about accusations that, in effect, these countries are exporting ‘virtual water’ (Orr and Chapagain, 2007). Water pollution can become an issue with respect to pesticide use and (perhaps more importantly) livestock production. Many developing countries lack the institutions needed to properly develop and implement environmental governance systems to keep such pollution in check.

G. Reardon and Barrett, 2000; Henson and Reardon, 2005), require fundamental changes in the organization and conduct of agro-industrial enterprises and their economic relations with other parts of the agro-food system. It is far from certain that the successful businesses of the future will be the ‘winners’ from these changes; rather we may see the emergence of new enterprises that have the competencies required to compete in this more dynamic and liberal world. In the case of agro-processed products, we would argue that one of the most fundamental changes in the governance of supply chains is the increasing role of grades and standards.

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