Inclusive Value Chains

Inclusive Value Chains

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Modern'' integrated value chains need not necessarily exclude the smallest producers as this book aims to explain in detail by case studies. The issue is particularly topical in India, where modern retailing has come to the scene only recently and the majority of whose population are still small farmers and artisans. Following a brief introduction to the problem, 14 case studies from India are presented to illustrate how it is being solved in practice. The book also discusses the impact of organized retailing on small-scale traders, and finally analyses the case studies for an overview, with conclusions and learnings drawn from them. Inclusive Value Chains shows by practical examples that it is possible to link the smallest producers of fresh produce, commodities and handicrafts profitably, to modern integrated markets, within the country of origin as well as abroad.Once the MACS has repaid this loan to Naandi, and Naandi has repaid the bank, the plant will be owned by the MACS. One strategic benefit of this arrangement is the fact that the co-operative members cannot sell or pledge the equipment, since title to it is in safe custody of the bank. It also allows ... Just as your children look after you when you are old, these plants will look after my family for many years.

Title:Inclusive Value Chains
Author:Malcolm Harper
Publisher:World Scientific - 2010


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