Rich consumers and poor producers | Land Portal

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Date of publication: 
December 2009
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
IFPRI-p15738coll2-28444
Pages: 
22 pages

In recent years, quality standards have become crucial for developing countries’ agricultural production systems in gaining access to high-value markets abroad or at home. High-value supply chains offer opportunities for high profits, but in order to comply with the required standards, suppliers in developing countries often need extensive support from agrifood companies. We use a theoretical model to investigate under which conditions such synergies between suppliers and agrifood companies are sustainable, and how created rents are distributed, in a context of factor market imperfections and weak contract enforcement. We also derive the implications of development.

Authors and Publishers

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Swinnen, Johan F.M.; Vandeplas, Anneleen

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The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. Established in 1975, IFPRI currently has more than 500 employees working in over 50 countries. It is a research center of theCGIAR Consortium, a worldwide partnership engaged in agricultural research for development.


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About IFPRI


The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. Established in 1975, IFPRI currently has more than 500 employees working in over 50 countries. It is a research center of theCGIAR Consortium, a worldwide partnership engaged in agricultural research for development.


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