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Agribusiness And The Small-scale Farmer

A Dynamic Partnership For Development, 1st Edition

By Simon Williams

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336 pages

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Based on case histories from nine Third World countries, this study examines the successful cooperation between private agribusiness firms and small farmers to increase agricultural production and income in developing countries. In such ventures, small farmers are organized around a core private company that buys their output and provides manageria

Table of Contents

Also of Interest -- Foreword -- Introduction -- Agribusiness and the Small-Scale Farmer: A Dynamic Partnership for Development -- Hindustan Lever Limited: A Milk Processing Operation in India -- The Mumias Sugar Company: A Nuclear Estate in Kenya -- Commonwealth Development Corporation: A Sugar Production and Settlement Scheme in Swaziland -- Pinar: A Milk Processing Operation in Turkey -- The Haggar Group: Cultivation of Tea, Coffee, and Tobacco in Southern Sudan -- Charoen Pokphand: Pig Raising in Four Experimental Villages in Thailand -- Productos del Monte: A Vegetable and Fruit Canning Operation in Mexico -- San Miguel Corporation: A High-yield Hybrid Corn Seed Venture in the Philippines -- Agro Inversiones C. por A.: A Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Export Project in the Dominican Republic -- Adams International: Tobacco Growing and Marketing in Northern Thailand -- Kenya Canners Limited: A Pineapple Plantation and Cannery in Kenya -- Interaction Between Agribusiness and the Small-Scale Farmer: An Inventory of Experience in Less-Developed Countries -- Optimizing the Role of the Private Sector in the Agricultural and Rural Development of LDCs: Policy Recommendations -- Optimizing the Role of the Private Sector in the Agricultural and Rural Development of LDCs: Action Recommendations

About the Author

Dr. Simon Williams, president of the Center for Rural Development, Inc., has been involved in development research for over twenty years with experience in Israel, Nigeria, Scandinavia, and Latin America. His most recent publications include Credit Systems for Small-Scale Farmers: Case Histories from Mexico (1973, with James Miller).

Ruth Karen is senior vice-president of Business International Corporation and author of The Farmer and the Money Economy: The Role of the Private Sector in Agricultural Development of LDCs (1982, with Orville L. Freeman) and Toward an Unlimited Future (1983, with Elliott Haynes).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC000000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General