GLOBAL VALUE CHAINS: A PLACE FOR MINDANAO PRODUCERS?
The opportunity for a vegetable supply chain in Mindanao, the Philippines, to compete in a globalised vegetable market was assessed using a pluralistic framework involving hard and soft systems methodologies. A dualistic model of the agribusiness system helped identify constraints and opportunities for improvements. Producers currently supply the price-driven wet markets which are competitive and do not provide incentives for quality production. To enable change to occur improvements need to be made to infrastructure, land tenure and credit arrangements. In addition, alliances need to be developed between Mindanao producers, their cooperatives and supermarkets, food outlets and institutional buyers.
Murray-Prior, R., Batt, P.J., Rola-Rubzen, M.F., McGregor, M.J., Concepcion, S.B., Rasco, E.T., Digal, L.N., Montiflor, M.O., Hualdo, L.T., Migalbin, L.R. and Manalili, N.M. (2006). GLOBAL VALUE CHAINS: A PLACE FOR MINDANAO PRODUCERS?. Acta Hortic. 699, 307-316
supply chains, value chains, Philippines, dualistic agribusiness system, pluralistic framework