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

The advance of aggressive agro-industries is important for developing employment and source of revenue possibilities in addition to bettering the standard of and insist for farm items. Agro-industries could have a true influence on foreign improvement by means of expanding financial progress and decreasing poverty in either rural and concrete components of constructing international locations. besides the fact that, as a way to keep away from antagonistic results to weak international locations and other people, sound regulations and methods for fostering agro-industries are wanted. With contributions from agro-industry experts, educational specialists and UN technical businesses, chapters deal with the recommendations 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 consciousness to the contributions this quarter could make to foreign improvement. This ebook is a co-publication with FAO and UNIDO

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Many state enterprises in the agro-industrial sector did not flourish for a whole host of reasons. These included political interference in the management of such enterprises in the pursuit of non-commercial objectives, bureaucratic burdens, development of structural deficits under conditions of managed 20 S. Henson and J. Cranfield input supply and output prices, and inadequate investment and access to new technologies. Through the 1980s, there was a fundamental shift in ‘development thinking’ regarding the principal roles of the public and private sectors that sparked off a radical process of structural reforms.

ISO 9000 refers to a set of quality management standards specified by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Building the Political Case for Agro-industries 19 Restructuring of agro-industries in developing countries The evolution of the agro-industrial sector is both a response to and an agent of the induced institutional and technological changes described above (Reardon and Barrett, 2000). This occurs through shifts in relative product and factor prices, enhanced flows of capital, transfers of technology and the evolution of organizational structures and institutions between enterprises and/or across sectors, etc.

At the same time, adoption of technologies leading to capital-for-labour substitution can reduce employment and generate negative income effects for some, which may necessitate the use of production practices by food-insecure farmers that are far from sustainable. 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).

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