Agri-Food Commodity Chains and Globalising Networks (The - download pdf or read online

By Richard Le Heron, Christina Stringer

ISBN-10: 0754673367

ISBN-13: 9780754673361

ISBN-10: 0754693767

ISBN-13: 9780754693765

In the foreign agri-food neighborhood at the very least 4 theoretical pursuits are attracting expanding cognizance. they're: the validated notions of community and commodity chain which are being revisited in terms of serious engagement trained via the insights of extensive empirical paintings, the metrics of calculation and institutional embedding that underpin the increase and performance of governance applied sciences, where of nearby networking in developing stipulations that make attainable agri-food manufacturer participation in neighborhood provisioning and provide, and the geo-historical dimensions of interconnection and interdependency within the agri-food sphere. This quantity brings jointly an interdisciplinary crew of anthropologists, economists, buinsess and administration lecturers and geographers to envision a variety of case reports illustrating numerous agri-food commodity chains and networks world wide and to debate how those hyperlink globally.

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Relational chains are characterised by low levels of power inequalities and by high levels of interaction and information exchange among the chain agents. This implies a rather positive socio-economic outcome. Actors are mutually dependent, no easy ‘exit option’ for the buyer may allow him to suppress margins at the upper end of the chain by threatening producers to change to other suppliers. Some chains – mainly within the fair trade and organic markets – are regulated by what convention theory denominates ‘civic coordination’, with actors committed to common values, leading to an intrinsic motivation to avoid conflict (Raikes et al.

E. supply and demand relations. These may significantly be altered by the institutional conditions in the producing countries. Relational chains are characterised by low levels of power inequalities and by high levels of interaction and information exchange among the chain agents. This implies a rather positive socio-economic outcome. Actors are mutually dependent, no easy ‘exit option’ for the buyer may allow him to suppress margins at the upper end of the chain by threatening producers to change to other suppliers.

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