How Can the Poor Benefit from the Growing Markets for High Value Agricultural Products?
40 Pages Posted: 12 Nov 2006
Date Written: January 2006
This paper aims to identify critical areas for trade, marketing, capital market development and regulatory reforms that can facilitate the integration of small-scale farmers (small-scale farmers) in domestic, regional and global markets for high-value agricultural (HVA) products in particular high value crops, livestock, fish and non timber forest products in a sustainable manner and to increase and diversify the incomes of small-scale farmers in the long-run. The paper places particular emphasis on the issues that may need to be addressed through research and development undertaken by the international, regional and national research communities.
Keywords: high-value agriculture, diversification, commodity trade, farmers' markets
JEL Classification: Q13, Q17, Q18
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