Supermarkets, smallholders and livelihoods prospects in selected asian countries

Vol: 
2007/12
Author name: 
Raghav Gaiha
Ganesh Thapa
Year: 
2007
Abstract: 

Recent literature has drawn attention to the speedy rise of supermarkets in different regions of the developing world and forecast their rapid spread. The emergence of supermarkets has transformed agri-food markets, but at different rates and to a different extent across regions and countries. This transformation is a challenge for smallholders. While the risk of their exclusion is real, it is argued that there are opportunities as well. Indeed, contrary to assertions, the demise of smallholders as a consequence of the growth of supermarkets and dramatic changes in the food supply chain is neither likely nor unavoidable.

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