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Growth in High-Value Export Markets in Sub-Saharan Africa and its Development Implications


Miet Maertens


KU Leuven - LICOS - Centrum voor Transitie-economie

Bart Minten


Cornell University - Food and Nutrition Policy Program; Catholic University of Leuven (KUL) - Department of Agro-Engineering and Economics

Johan F. M. Swinnen


KU Leuven - LICOS - Centrum voor Transitie-economie; European Commission, DG II

September 1, 2009

LICOS Discussion Paper 245/2009

Abstract:     
During the past decades the global food system changed dramatically with increased trade in high-value food products, increased exports from developing countries, increased consolidation and dominance of large multinational food companies, and increased proliferation of public and private food standards. As a consequence, global food trade is increasingly organised around vertically coordinated supply chains rather than around spot market transactions. While there is consensus that these structural changes are profoundly changing the way food is produced and traded, there is no consensus on the overall welfare implications of increased high-value food exports and supply chain restructuring in poor countries. In this paper we discuss the income and poverty implications of expanded horticulture exports and changing supply chain structures for rural households in Sub-Saharan African exporting countries. We put together the economic arguments; distinguish different channels through which rural households are affected; provide evidence from three comparative case-studies on high-value horticulture exports; and derive implications for policy makers, private investors, and the development aid community.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 31

Keywords: trade, poverty, modern supply chains, Africa

JEL Classification: F2, J43, O12, Q12, Q17

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Date posted: October 15, 2009  

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Maertens, Miet and Minten, Bart and Swinnen, Johan F. M., Growth in High-Value Export Markets in Sub-Saharan Africa and its Development Implications (September 1, 2009). LICOS Discussion Paper 245/2009. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1487494 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1487494

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Miet Maertens (Contact Author)
KU Leuven - LICOS - Centrum voor Transitie-economie ( email )
Deberiotstraat, 34
Leuven, B-3000
Belgium
Bart Minten
Cornell University - Food and Nutrition Policy Program ( email )
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Catholic University of Leuven (KUL) - Department of Agro-Engineering and Economics ( email )
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Belgium
Johan F.M. Swinnen
KU Leuven - LICOS - Centrum voor Transitie-economie ( email )
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Leuven, B-3000
Belgium
European Commission, DG II ( email )
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