Value Chain Struggles: Institutions and Governance in the Plantation Districts of South India

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Wiley, Mar 23, 2009 - Science - 320 pages
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Adopting a 'global value chain' approach, Value ChainStruggles investigates the impact of new trading arrangementsin the coffee and tea sectors on the lives and in the communitiesof growers in South India.
  • Offers a timely analysis of the social hardships of tea andcoffee producers
  • Takes the reader into the lives of growers in Southern Indiawho are struggling with issues of value chain restructuring
  • Reveals the ways that the restructuring triggers a series ofpolitical and economic struggles across a range of economic,social, and environmental arenas
  • Puts into perspective claims about the impacts of recentchanges to global trading relations on rural producers indeveloping countries

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About the author (2009)

Jeff Neilson maintains primary research interests in ruraldevelopment and environmental issues across various Asiancountries. He completed his PhD with a study of the Indonesiancoffee industry, has authored twelve refereed publications, and hasworked as a consultant to various international developmentagencies. Dr Neilson is currently employed as a post-doctoralresearch fellow in geography at the University of Sydney,Australia.

Bill Pritchard is an Economic Geographer whose researchhas focused on global change in agriculture, food and rural places.He has authored two books, edited four others, and written morethan forty refereed publications. He is an active member and formerconvener of the Australia & New Zealand Agri-Food ResearchNetwork, a member of the Australian Research Council ResearchNetwork on Spatially Integrated Social Sciences, and SteeringCommittee Member of the International Geographical Union Commissionon the Dynamics of Economic Spaces.

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