How Can the Poor Benefit from the Growing Markets for High Value Agricultural Products?
Junior R. Davis
United Nations - Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 40
Keywords: high-value agriculture, diversification, commodity trade, farmers' markets
JEL Classification: Q13, Q17, Q18
Date posted: November 12, 2006