Governance and Trade in Fresh Vegetables

Dolan, Catherine (2000) Governance and Trade in Fresh Vegetables. In: Rockefeller Value Chains Workshop, September 2000, Rockefeller Center, Bellagio, Italy. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Production of fresh vegetables for export has grown rapidly in a number of countries in sub-Saharan African over the past decade. This trade brings producers and exporters based in Africa together with importers and retailers in Europe. Large retailers in Europe play a decisive role in structuring the production and processing of fresh vegetables exported from Africa. The requirements they
specify for cost, quality, delivery, product variety, innovation, food safety and quality systems help to determine what types of producers and processors are able to gain access to the fresh vegetables chain and the activities they must carry out. The control over the fresh vegetables trade exercised by UK supermarkets has clear consequences for inclusion and exclusion of producers and exporters of differing types, and for the long-term prospects for the
fresh vegetables industry in the two major exporting countries studied, Kenya and Zimbabwe.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Africa; Trade; Exports; Fresh food; Food Produce
Subject(s): Retail
Centre: Oxford Institute of Retail Management
Faculty of Marketing
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2012 20:03
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2015 14:06
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/2503

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