Achieving Sustainable Communities in a Global Economy: by Ralph D Christy

By Ralph D Christy

This crucial booklet explores substitute options in agricultural and rural improvement to handle the affects of globalization approaches on smallholder agriculturalists and marginalized rural humans. Its objective is twofold: (1) to spot and determine the foremost techniques through which globalization is affecting the smallholder agricultural and rural sectors; and (2) to spot and suggest either micro- and macro-level rules and different concepts to house the issues that arise.This quantity offers writings of top students and practitioners operating within the deepest and public sectors. Their paintings makes a speciality of significant crosscutting concerns within the constructing global and on country-specific case stories.

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Marketing Africa’s High Value Foods: Comparative Experiences of an Emergent Private Sector. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co. Kimenye, L. N. (1994). Contract Farming in Kenya: A Case Study of Smallholder French Bean Production. Dept. Ag. Econ. Staff Paper No. 94–22, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. Porter, M. E. (1990). The Competitive Advantage of Nations. New York, NY: Free Press. Rassas, B. (1988). Contract Farming in the Horticultural Sector in Senegal. Working Paper No. 85, Institute of Development Anthropology, Binghamton, NY.

How can society ensure that its priorities, beyond those of the firm, are being met? How can private programs be integrated with national and multinational development programs? How can society guard against unintended consequences that might result from corporate social programs? For example, corporate programs may inadvertently empower one social group at the expense of another, thereby creating or exacerbating social frictions. Alternatively, a program may create new problems, even as it tries to solve an old one.

B221-Ch02 34 07/9/04, 3:05 PM Linking Globalization, Economic Growth and Poverty 35 The increased importance of local consumer markets that has accompanied globalization also raises the bargaining power of local parties that may own underperforming assets. Injecting financial capital and management and technology systems that improve productivity may be the catalysts for these assets to reach their full potential. In a joint venture, a well-defined legal framework is important to use knowledge assets from the local and foreign investors to produce profits and social welfare benefits.

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