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- DescriptionThis is an accessible book which distils the ultimate question : how to reconcile the contradictory demands of the globalized market? From the foreword by Jon Sw. The debate about the pros and cons of globalization has become increasingly polarized and yet the voices of the rural poor are seldom heard. This book rises above the fray to examine what is happening at the interface between globalization and producers in the South. Based on extensive fieldwork from the sweeping grasslands of Patagonia to the coffee farms of Ecuador, the authors illustrate the practical obstacles that farmers face in accessing markets, above all, the difficulties of meeting market demands for large quantities of high quality produce in continuous supply. By focusing on eight different products: bananas, coffee, potatoes, coca, wine, sheep, forestry and the Andean grain quia. The impact of global market developments upon smallholder farmers is richly described. The authors draw lessons from both the success stories and farmers' frustrated attempts to benefit from market opportunities. They point the way to the changes in policies and markets that are needed, and to practical interventions where development professionals can have a real impact. This book compliments existing texts on the macro level of globalization to provide an accessible southern perspective on the debate.
- Author BiographyJon Hellin was recently an International Team Leader of ITDG's programme on markets and livelihoods, and an Honorary Research Associate at Oxford Brookes University. Sophie Higman works for ProForest Ltd and specializes in sustainable forest management and certification. She has worked as a forester in Honduras and Guyana and travelled extensively throughout Latin America.
- Author(s)John Hellin,Sophie Higman
- PublisherITDG Publishing
- Date of Publication20/03/1999
- SubjectEconomics: Professional & General
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintITDG Publishing
- Content Note1 map
- Weight349 g
- Width157 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine16 mm
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