Finance Through Food and Commodity Value Chains in a Globalized Economy

  • Johan F. M. Swinnen
  • Miet Maertens
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Abstract

The growth of value chains and the associated spread of quality standards has triggered a vigorous debate in the development community over their impacts on poor producers in developing countries. Quality requirements in value chains affect farms through several channels.

Keywords

Sugar Maize Europe Transportation Rubber 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johan F. M. Swinnen
    • 1
  • Miet Maertens
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Institutions and Economic Performance at KUL (University Leuven)LeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.Department of Earth and Environmental SciencesCatholic University LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

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