Agro-industries for Development
18th August 2009
- ISBN 9781845935771
- Language English
- Pages 304 pp.
- Size 6.875" x 9.75"
The development of competitive agro-industries is crucial for creating employment and income opportunities as well as enhancing the demand for farm products. However, in order to avoid adverse effects to vulnerable countries and people, sound policies and strategies for fostering agro-industries are needed.
With contributions from agro-industry specialists, academic experts and UN technical agencies, chapters address the strategies and actions required for improving agro-industrial competitiveness in ways that can create income, generate employment and fight poverty in the developing world. Agro-industries for Development highlights the current status and future course for agro-industries and brings attention to the contributions this sector can make to international development
This book is a co-publication with FAO and UNIDO
"This useful contribution is a timely summary of the issues, processes, challenges and importance of the role of agro-industries in meeting development and wealth creation needs."Keith Dawson - , Journal of Experimental Agriculture
1.Introduction, 2.Building the Political Case for Agro-industries and Agribusiness in Developing Countries, 3.Agro-industry Trends, Patterns and Development Impacts, 4.Technologies Shaping the Future, 5.Enabling Environments for Competitive Agro-industries, 6.Business Models that are Inclusive of Small Farmers, 7.Corporate Social Responsibility for Agro-industries Development, 8.Annexes