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Cover for The marketing of vegetables in a Northern Ghanaian City: implications and trajectories.

This chapter argues that the market function of urban agriculture (UA), alongside specific characteristics of the urban zone, allows urban farmers and marketers to reconnect the ecological to the social and economic within their livelihood strategies. Referring to urban political ecology and...

Author(s)
Bellwood-Howard, I.; Nchanji, E. B.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647326)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Private voluntary standards, co-investment and inclusive business.

This chapter assesses the potential of private voluntary standards in horticultural exports for providing incentives to the private sector investing in small-scale growers, to the mutual benefit of growers as well as exporters. The chapter then traces characteristics of such co-investment and its...

Author(s)
Blackmore, E.; MacGregor, J.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936495)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Reducing pre- and postharvest losses and marketing surpluses.

This chapter discusses ways in which pre- and post-harvest losses in vegetable crops can be reduced using for example pesticides and integrated pest management (IPM). It then outlines the types of markets where any surplus produce can be sold by the subsistence farmer.

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937539)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agri-food chain relationships.

This book is the result of several years of research activity on the topic of how to better link farmers, processors and retailers with each other in order to ensure and improve the supply of food products which meet consumer needs and wants. The book is structured in three parts. Starting with an...

Author(s)
Fischer, C.; Hartmann, M.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936426)
Type
Book
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Cover for Global supply chains, poverty and the environment: evidence from Madagascar.

This chapter summarizes the findings of two studies that analyse the effects of contracting of 10 000 small poor farmers in the highlands of Madagascar for the production of vegetables for supermarkets in the EU. It documents contracts in the supply chains that have been used sustainably and...

Author(s)
Minten, B.; Randrianarison, L.; Swinnen, J. F. M.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931858)
Type
Book chapter

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