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close this book Exporting high-value food commodities
View the document Foreword
View the document Acknowledgments
View the document Executive summary
View the document I. Introduction
close this folder II. Economic and institutional issues in the marketing of high-value foods
View the document Marketing high-value food products
View the document Food commodity systems: Organization. coordination, and performance
close this folder Commodity system competitiveness
View the document Determinants of competitiveness
close this folder Generic barriers to entry and coordination in food commodity systems
View the document Food product technical characteristics
View the document Food commodity production characteristics
View the document Production support by marketing enterprises
View the document Processing and distribution functions
close this folder Technologies, institutions. and other solutions to generic food marketing problems
View the document Technological measures
View the document Laws, rules, and standards
View the document Spot marketing trading
View the document Reputations, brand names and advertising
View the document Personalized trading networks
View the document Brokerage
View the document Contract coordination
View the document Cooperatives/associations/voluntary chains
View the document Vertical integration
View the document Government intervention
close this folder III. Synthesis high-value food commodity system "Success stories"
close this folder Selected dimensions of commodity systems performance
View the document Cost advantages and product/service differentiation
View the document Additional performance indicators
View the document International market environment
View the document Macroeconomic conditions. human capital. and infrastructure
View the document Government support and interventions
close this folder Commodity system organization coordination
View the document Competitive structure
View the document Institutional arrangements linking producers with processors/exporters
View the document Institutional arrangements linking exporters with foreign markets
View the document Foreign capital and technology in the case study subsectors
View the document IV. Summary and lessons
View the document Bibliography
close this folder Appendix The development and performance of case study commodity systems
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View the document Kenya 'off-season' and specialty fresh vegetables
View the document Israel fresh citrus fruit
View the document Brazil frozen concentrated orange juice
View the document Chile temperate fruits and processed tomato products
View the document Processed tomato products
View the document Argentina beef
View the document Thailand poultry
View the document Thailand tuna
View the document Chile fisheries
View the document Cultured shrimp production and trade in China and Thailand
View the document Soybean development in Brazil and Argentina
View the document Demand-driven agricultural diversification in Taiwan (China)
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Exporting high-value food commodities

Success Stories from Developing Countries

World Bank Discussion Papers

Steven Jaffee

with the assistance of

Peter Gordon

The World Bank

Washington, D C.

Copyright © 1992

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ISSN: 0259-2108

Jacob Yaron is senior rural finance advisor in the World Bank's Agriculture and Rural Development.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Yaron, Jacob.

Successful rural finance institutions / Jacob Yaron. p. cm. —

(World Bank discussion papers; 150)

ISBN 0-8213-2018-1

1. Development banks—Asia.

2. Rural credit—Asia.

3. Agricultural credit—Asia.

4. Development banks—Asia—Case studies.

5. Rural credit—Asia—Case studies.

6. Agricultural credit—Asia—Case studies. I. Title. II. Series.

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