Agro-industries for Development
Edited by C A da Silva, D Baker, A W Shepherd, S M da Cruz and C Jenane
This book is a co-publication with FAO, UNIDO and IFAD.
Hardcover 304 pp ISBN 9781845935764
Softcover 304 pp ISBN 9781845935771
The development of competitive agro-industries is crucial for creating employment and income opportunities
as well as enhancing the quality of and demand for farm products. Agro-industries can have a real effect on
international development by increasing economic growth and reducing poverty in both rural and urban areas
of developing countries. However, in order to avoid adverse effects to vulnerable countries and people, sound
policies and strategies for fostering agro-industries are needed.
Agro-industries for Development highlights the current status and future course for agro-industries and
brings attention to the contributions this sector can make to international development. The book includes
contributions from agro-industry specialists, academic experts and UN technical agencies, chapters
address the strategies and actions required for improving agro-industrial competitiveness in ways that
can create income, generate employment and fight poverty in the developing world.
Readership: Agricultural and international development policy makers, agro-industry specialists, agribusiness
managers and researchers in agricultural economics and related topics.
- Building the Political Case for Agro-industries and Agribusiness in Developing Countries
- Agro-industry Trends, Patterns and Development Impacts
- Technologies Shaping the Future
- Enabling Environments for Competitive Agro-industries
- Business Models that are Inclusive of Small Farmers
- Corporate Social Responsibility for Agro-industries Development
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