Fixing the Leaky Bucket: Why Agribusiness Matters
Special Edition of the American Society of Agronomy Journal, Sustainability of Agricultural Systems in Transition, May 2001
Posted: 28 Jun 2007
As many development agencies and academia continue to be mired in a production oriented mindset, this paper sets out a simple argument for valuing post-harvest approaches that can, by reducing losses and adding value, contribute more to farmers than they would gain from modest productivity increases. Paying attention to the entire chain thus helps optimize food security in a sensible manner. The paper very briefly outlines the 4 gaps to achieving this in most countries and suggests some ways forward.
Keywords: agribusiness, post-harvest , food security, supply chain
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