Smallholder farmer integration into modern agri-food supply chains: methodological innvoations

01 January 2012 → 31 October 2016
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Other chemical sciences
  • Social sciences
    • Applied economics
    • Economic development, innovation, technological change and growth
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Nutrition and dietetics
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Agriculture, land and farm management
    • Food sciences and (bio)technology
    • Other agriculture, forestry, fisheries and allied sciences
developing countries globalization smallholder farmers
Project description

Food supply chains in developing countries have become increasingly globalised as a result of expansion of domestic supermarkets and export chains. Companies in these chains are demanding in their procurement, which often results in the exclusion of smallholder farmers. This research proposes innovative methodology to study the determinants of inclusion as well as the impact of contracts on smallholder farmers.