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Title Restructuring international food chains: Building sustainable and all-inclusive food chains at the primary stages
Author Kambewa, E.; Lans, van der I.A.; Trijp, van J.C.M.; Ingenbleek, P.T.M.; Tilburg, van A.; Boekel, van M.A.J.S.
Date 2007
Reference(s) Leerstoelgroep Marktkunde en consumentengedrag, Leerstoelgroep Productontwerpen en kwaliteitskunde
Language English
Type Conference paper
Abstract Although it is often acknowledged that effective inclusion of small-scale primary producers in international chains is crucial for alleviating poverty in developing countries, few insights exist about how to build sustainable and all-inclusive food chains especially those based on scarce natural resources. In order to address challenges that marketing and development policy and institutions as well as small-scale primary producers in the agro-ecological sector face in promoting sustainable practices, this paper focuses on the use of contracts. The paper investigates whether small-scale primary producers would engage in contracts that oblige them to implement sustainable and quality-improving practices and if so under what conditions. Results show that primary producers (fishermen in this study) are open to sustainability-quality enhancing contracts provided that such contracts also enhance their welfare and economic benefits. Implications for building sustainable and all-inclusive international marketing channels are discussed.
Publication http://library.wur.nl/WebQuery/wurpubs/371846
Persistent Identifier urn:nbn:nl:ui:32-371846
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Repository Wageningen University & Research Centre

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