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Agro-industries for Development

Carlos A.Da Silva

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Author: Carlos A.Da Silva

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The development of competitive agro-industries is crucial for creating employment and income opportunities as well as enhancing the quality of and demand for farm products. Agro-industries can have a real effect on international development by increasing economic growth and reducing poverty in both rural and urban areas of developing countries. 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

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Author Carlos A.Da Silva
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown
Extent 304pp
ISBN 9781845935764
Publication date August 2009
Book Type Hardcover


  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


  • Alain de janvry's plenary address on "agriculture for development - implications for agro-industries"

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