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Food system value chains

by Janice Kew, Bloomberg in 2012

Wal-Mart’s purchase of Massmart was approved by South Africa’s Competition Tribunal subject to the companies promising to refrain from firing employees for two years and setting up a R100 million fund to assist local suppliers and manufacturers. Three experts - Stiglitz, James Hodge and...

by International Labour Organization in 2012

Value Chain Development (VCD) and Local Econoomic Development (LED) approaches can reinforce each other, and this paper explores how this can be done effectively, to avoid the shortcomings of each single way of doing things. VCD seeks to analyse and enhance the functioning of the market system...

by John Belt, Wim Goris, AgriPro Focus Learning Alliance in 2012

This publication describes how the AgriPro Focus Learning Alliance improved farmer entrepreneurship in Ethiopia. Improving market relations means changing support relations. The successful farmers and NGOs in the Learning Alliance linked up with business partners and research institutes, thereby...

by Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) (ACP-EU Cotonou Agreement) in 2012
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6–9 November 2012, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Join CTA (ACP-EU Cotonou Agreement) from 6-9 November 2012 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to discuss the future of agricultural value chains. This unique four day event will bring together international...

by Kingstone Mujeyi in 2010

The implementation of the Fast Track Land Reform Programme (FTLRP) which commenced in June 2000 ushered in a new era in terms of markets and marketing channels for agricultural services, inputs and outputs. Agricultural commodity marketing and pricing policies implemented during the FTLRP era...

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