By Doris Köhn
This booklet displays the present country of debate approximately agricultural and rural finance in constructing and transition international locations. It offers perception into particular topics, reminiscent of commodity price chains, farm banking and chance administration in agricultural banking, dependent finance, crop assurance, cellular banking and the way to extend effectiveness in rural finance. Case reports illustrate quite a few elements of agricultural and rural finance in constructing economies. The e-book relies on one of many every year monetary quarter improvement Symposia held by means of the KfW improvement Bank.
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32 Doris Köhn and Michael Jainzik stance, may become larger because of longer storage times because of a lack of timely processing or other sales. Unavailability of transport combined with lack of storage on farm level may result in produce exposed to the risk of outside drying longer than technically necessary. Efficiently organised value chains can reduce such post-harvest losses. 34 Box 2: The Ambivalent Role of Modern Food Distribution and Marketing Systems The food distribution systems in developing countries are rapidly changing, mainly under the influence of urban, Western-based lifestyle models: Large retail chains and modern supermarkets are gaining prevalence over traditional markets and small-scale retailers selling local produce.
2003). Leuven. 1 Professor of Economics and Director, Centre for Institutions & Economic Performance (LICOS), Catholic University Leuven. 2 Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Catholic University Leuven. 3 The arguments and empirical evidence in this paper cover areas that are traditionally referred to as “developing countries”, “transition countries”, and “emerging countries”. Many of the arguments are valid across these regions; where they are not, the differences will be specifically identified.
Often, for instance when it comes to timely availability of harvesting machines or access to safe threshing and milling, a lack of working capital can be an issue. 3 Post-harvest Losses as a Factor for Farm Income Applying technologies to reduce post-harvest losses has a positive impact on the quality and quantity food supply to the markets and therefore a positive impact on food security. 27 Depending on the activity – if on-farm or off-farm in the farmers’ range of activities – a reduction of losses directly influences the farmers’ income due to an increased volume and quality of produce he or she can sell.