Agricultural Supply Chains, Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa

Market Structure, Farm Constraints and Grass-root Institutions

  • Nicolas Depetris Chauvin
  • Guido Porto
  • Francis Mulangu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Nicolas Depetris Chauvin, Guido Porto, Francis Mulangu
    Pages 1-4
  3. The Welfare Impact of Agricultural Supply Chains, Market Structure and Farm Constraints

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Nicolas Depetris Chauvin, Guido Porto, Francis Mulangu
      Pages 7-24
    3. Nicolas Depetris Chauvin, Guido Porto, Francis Mulangu
      Pages 25-48
    4. Nicolas Depetris Chauvin, Guido Porto, Francis Mulangu
      Pages 49-68
    5. Nicolas Depetris Chauvin, Guido Porto, Francis Mulangu
      Pages 69-85
    6. Nicolas Depetris Chauvin, Guido Porto, Francis Mulangu
      Pages 87-109
    7. Nicolas Depetris Chauvin, Guido Porto, Francis Mulangu
      Pages 111-135
    8. Nicolas Depetris Chauvin, Guido Porto, Francis Mulangu
      Pages 137-149
  4. The Role of Non Market Institutions in Sub Saharan Agriculture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Nicolas Depetris Chauvin, Guido Porto, Francis Mulangu
      Pages 153-173

About this book

Introduction

This book investigates if and how agricultural market structures and farm constraints affect the development of dynamic food and cash crop sectors and whether these sectors can contribute to economic transformation and poverty reduction in Africa. The authors map the current cash and food crops supply chains in six African countries, characterizing their markets structures and domestic competition policies. At the farm level, the book studies the constraints faced by small holders to increase productivity and break out of a vicious cycle in which low productivity exacerbates vulnerability to poverty. In a series of micro case studies, the project explores how cooperatives and institutions may help overcome these constraints. This book will appeal to scholars and policy makers seeking instruments to promote increased agriculture productivity, resolve food security issues, and promote agribusiness by diversifying exports and increasing trade and competitiveness.

Keywords

African Development Agribusiness Agricultural Market Structures Agricultural Productivity Cash Crops Food Crops Food security Grass root institutions Poverty reduction Supply chains

Authors and affiliations

  • Nicolas Depetris Chauvin
    • 1
  • Guido Porto
    • 2
  • Francis Mulangu
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland Haute Ecole de Gestion de GenèveGenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.Universidad Nacional de La PlataLa PlataArgentina
  3. 3.African Center for Economic TransformationAccraGhana

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-53858-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-53856-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-53858-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-7262
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-7270
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