Agro-industries for Development by Carlos da Silva, Doyle Baker, Andrew Shepherd, Chakib

By Carlos da Silva, Doyle Baker, Andrew Shepherd, Chakib Jenane, Sérgio Miranda-da-Cruz

The improvement of aggressive agro-industries is important for growing employment and source of revenue possibilities in addition to bettering the standard of and insist for farm items. Agro-industries could have a true impact on foreign improvement by way of expanding monetary progress and lowering poverty in either rural and concrete parts of constructing nations. although, so one can stay away from opposed results to susceptible international locations and folks, sound rules and techniques for fostering agro-industries are wanted. With contributions from agro-industry experts, educational specialists and UN technical businesses, chapters tackle the suggestions and activities required for bettering agro-industrial competitiveness in ways in which can create source of revenue, generate employment and struggle poverty within the constructing international. Agro-industries for improvement highlights the present prestige and destiny path for agro-industries and brings realization to the contributions this quarter could make to foreign improvement. This publication is a co-publication with FAO and UNIDO

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2001) note that industrialization of agro-processing not only creates a new (and often enhanced) stream of waste, but also distributes this waste away from the point of raw material production to other locations. The scope for the utilization of waste changes over time and can be context-specific. For example, new technologies and markets can evolve that enable waste materials to be used productively. The recent development of biofuel technologies and new ways in which materials can be transformed for use as animal feed provide good examples.

Out-grower schemes) or new entrants (either from within the country or multinationals). It is often the case that expanded scale of operation brings about the adoption of new technologies, organizational forms and management approaches, which can carry with them positive environmental effects. These positive effects can be offset, however, by the degradation of the natural resource base and the production of environmental externalities that prevailing control capacities are unable to manage. More broadly, it is important to recognize that the impacts of processes of agro-industrialization as a whole reflect interconnected processes of change at various levels of agro-industry from production through to distribution.

Thus, accompanying processes of agro-industrialization is the emergence of providers of managerial and other business services. , 2000). In other cases non-governmental organizations provide such services, acting as an implicit subsidy supporting processes of agro-industrialization, for example, by acting as an ‘honest broker’ in establishing supply relations between agroprocessing enterprises and primary producers. Development of the agro-industrial sector and related changes in the structure and conduct of markets for food and non-food products can induce considerable changes in vertical relations along supply chains, most notably with primary producers.

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