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dc.contributor.authorGow, Hamishen_US
dc.contributor.authorShanoyan, Aleksanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-02en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-09T15:33:53Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-09T15:33:53Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/52704-
dc.description.abstractOver the past three decades the globalization in agri-food sector has been accompanied by a dramatic restructuring, liberalization and privatization of markets often with serious adverse consequences for small farmers in developing and transition countries. Consequently, governments and the international donor community have markedly shifted their development policies from traditional technology transfer approaches towards more market-driven approaches of linking farmers to markets. The international agricultural development literature has begun exploring the appropriate structure of third-party facilitated institutions and enforcement mechanisms to support linking small farmers to markets. Based upon a series of long-term qualitative and quantitative analyses of the instrumental case of USDA Marketing Assistance Project in Armenia, we use a grounded theory approach to develop a dual strategic model for the establishment of sustainable third party facilitated market linkages between producers and processors. Our results and model indicate that if donors pursue a dual strategy of concurrent facilitation of private enforcement on the processing level and institutional arrangement on the producer level in the design and implementation of third-party market linkage programs, they are likely to achieve higher program impact, improved trust among channel participants, and long-run economic sustainability of market linkages.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherLeibniz-Institut für Agrarentwicklung in Mittel- und Osteuropa (IAMO) Halle (Saale)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIAMO Forum 2010, Halle (Saale), June 16 – 18, 2010: Institutions in Transition - Challenges for New Modes of Governanceen_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordMarket Linkagesen_US
dc.subject.keywordSmall Farmersen_US
dc.subject.keywordInstitutionsen_US
dc.subject.keywordGovernanceen_US
dc.subject.keywordEnforcementen_US
dc.subject.keywordArmeniaen_US
dc.titleIs the facilitation of sustainable market access achievable? Design and implementationlessons from Armeniaen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn676454712en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:iamo10:52704-
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