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Agro-based clusters in developing countries: staying competitive in a globalized economy


This paper presents existing literature and methodologies on agro-based cluster development, and provides insights into cluster promotion in Latin America, Asia and Africa. It offers as well a series of best practices recommendations to ensure that governments and other facilitating institutions provide effective support to agricultural clusters in the developing world. These recommendations relate to areas where government support is necessary and beneficial, and principles thatshould guide public interventions concerning agricultural clusters. However, as with everything out in the real world, all about agricultural clusters is not perfect. Consequently, the report ends with a discussion of the limitations and potential risks posed by inadequate agricultural cluster policies.

Subject:
  Agricultural marketing
AGS main series:
  Agricultural Management, Marketing and Finance Occasional Papers
Author:
  Eva Gálvez-Nogales
Publisher:
  FAO
Issue Number:
  25
Year:
  2010
Language:
  English
URL (link to the individual doc/info):
  http://www.fao.org/docrep/012/i1560e/i1560e00.htm