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The production of fresh produce in Africa for export to the United Kingdom: mapping different value chains

The production of fresh produce in Africa for export to the United Kingdom: mapping different value chains

Legge, Alan, Orchard, John, Graffham, Andy, Greenhalgh, Peter and Kleih, Ulrich (2006) The production of fresh produce in Africa for export to the United Kingdom: mapping different value chains. Technical Report. Natural Resources Institute, Chatham, UK.

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Abstract

This report maps the involvement of African smallholders in supplying produce to UK markets (with emphasis on detailed characterisation of UK markets) by determining origin of product, types of product, volumes, values and numbers of smallholders involved and destination markets. The study is important because there is strong evidence that exporters and importers are moving away from the smallest of growers, not because of product quality or productivity, but because of transaction costs associated with private retailer standards. At present, it is not clear whether production by small-scale farmers throughout Africa destined for export to retailers abroad can remain viable.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Additional Information: [1] Acknowledgements (funding): This publication was funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) of the Government of the United Kingdom as part of a project entitled “Small-scale producers and standards in agrifood supply chains: Phase 2, 2005-2008 (AG3815)”. However, the views expressed may not necessarily reflect that of official DFID and UK Government policy. [2] Acknowledgments: The authors would like to express their gratitude to the many organisations, companies and individuals who assisted in the preparation of the study, particularly those cited in the list of contacts. The views and opinions expressed are those of the authors alone and do not necessarily reflect those of organisations and individuals contacted.
Uncontrolled Keywords: fresh produce, Africa, United Kingdom, UK, value chain, sub-Sahara, vegetable, fruit, export, import, small-scale grower
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Food & Markets Department
Faculty of Engineering & Science
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Last Modified: 07 Sep 2015 17:19
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/11925

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