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Inclusive businesses in agriculture: What, how and for whom? Critical insights based on South African cases

Chamberlain W., Anseeuw W.. 2017. Stellenbosch : Sun Press, 282 p..

Inclusive business is hailed as a win-win scenario for the development of poor communities; yet there is little insight into how these inclusive businesses work and, more importantly, for whom. This book aims for a thorough understanding of the range of inclusive businesses in agriculture by examining: the structures they implement, the actors involved, and whether they are effectively inclusive of smallholders. It presents a range of case studies and is therefore empirically based and practically oriented. By offering a critical assessment of inclusive businesses overall, it allows for a better perception of what works where, and under which conditions. It provides useful insights that will benefit smallholders, agri-businesses, support groups, policy makers and investors who are willing to promote more inclusive businesses, that foster a better integration of smallholders into commercial value-chains and a more equitable and sustainable agricultural sector. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés : Étude de cas; secteur agricole; secteur public; secteur privé; niveau de vie; pauvreté; population rurale; commercialisation; marché; développement agricole; développement économique; petite exploitation agricole; agriculture durable; agriculture contractuelle; agriculture commerciale; petite agriculture; réforme agraire; partenariat; entreprise; afrique du sud

Thématique : Investissements, financement et crédit; Economie et politique du développement; Population rurale; Sociologie rurale et sécurité sociale; Agriculture - Considérations générales; Economie familiale et artisanale

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