AgEcon Search

AgEcon Search >
       eJADE: electronic Journal of Agricultural and Development Economics >
          Volume 01, Issue 2, 2004 >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://purl.umn.edu/11999

Title: The Food Processing Industry, Globalization and Developing Countries
Authors: Wilkinson, John
Authors (Email): Wilkinson, John (jwilkinson@uol.com.br)
Keywords: Food processing industry
restructuring
exports
dietary issues
SME
Issue Date: 2004
Abstract: Transformations in the food processing sectors of developing countries are increasingly seen as strategic from the point of view of export earnings, domestic industry restructuring and dietary issues. This article reviews a selection of the literature on these themes. It begins with a discussion of the main trends identifiable in the food processing industries of the three regional blocs of the developed world, since it is their combined impact that determines the complex patterns of globalization. There follows a discussion of the importance of non-traditional food processing exports by developing countries and the different interpretations to which it has given rise. The internal transformations of the food processing sector of developing countries under the combined impact of imports and FDI are then considered. We conclude with a discussion of the heterogeneous dynamic of food processing in developing countries and the different possibilities for strengthening the participation of small and medium enterprises.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/11999
Institution/Association: eJADE: electronic Journal of Agricultural and Development Economics>Volume 1, Issue 2, 2004
Total Pages: 18
Language: English
From Page: 184
To Page: 201
Collections:Volume 01, Issue 2, 2004

Files in This Item:

File SizeFormat
01020184.pdf241KbPDFView/Open
Recommend this item

All items in AgEcon Search are protected by copyright.

 

 

Brought to you by the University of Minnesota Department of Applied Economics and the University of Minnesota Libraries with cooperation from the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

All papers are in Acrobat (.pdf) format. Get Adobe Reader

Contact Us

Powered by: