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

The improvement of aggressive agro-industries is essential for growing employment and source of revenue possibilities in addition to bettering the standard of and insist for farm items. Agro-industries may have a true impact on overseas improvement by way of expanding monetary progress and lowering poverty in either rural and concrete parts of constructing nations. even if, so that it will steer clear of opposed results to weak international locations and folks, sound guidelines and techniques for fostering agro-industries are wanted. With contributions from agro-industry experts, educational specialists and UN technical firms, chapters tackle the options and activities required for making improvements to agro-industrial competitiveness in ways in which can create source of revenue, generate employment and struggle poverty within the constructing global. Agro-industries for improvement highlights the present prestige and destiny direction for agro-industries and brings cognizance to the contributions this zone could make to overseas improvement. This ebook is a co-publication with FAO and UNIDO

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G. repair of machinery), and by their unreliable access to utilities, etc. Indeed, many of these enterprises operated at well below their level of installed capacity or had ceased operations altogether, often due to factors that were outside of their control. Arguably, many of these enterprises would have drifted into bankruptcy if they had not been provided with protection from governments and/or financial support from donors. Access to physical and human capital With the progressive shift from the informal to formal sectors, and as agroprocessing enterprises attempt to add value and compete with their industrialized country counterparts, access to the required physical and human capital becomes more critical.

Increasingly, certification to such a standard, or set of standards, is the minimum entry requirement for higher-value markets for agro-food products, not only in industrialized countries but also in developing countries’ higher-income markets. 30,000 25,000 Food processing 20,000 Agriculture & fisheries 15,000 10,000 5,000 0 2001 2002 2003 2004 Figure 5. Global certifications to ISO 9000: 2000 in agriculture, fisheries and food processing, 2000–2004. ) 3 Editors’ note: GLOBALGAP is a private sector body that sets voluntary standards for the certification of agricultural products internationally.

However, greater vertical integration via agro-industrialization can also mean that signals reach producers that otherwise would not be transmitted. For instance, multinationals that procure agricultural product from developing countries may be sensitive to consumer concerns over environmental impacts, and thus promote the adoption of environmentally friendly production practices, often with associated price premiums in niche organic markets (World Bank, 2005). Processes of agro-industrialization can have critical effects on the availability and quality of water in developing countries.

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