INTEGRAL PRODUCTION CHAIN MANAGEMENT - A TOOL TO FACILITATE HORTICULTURAL EXPORTS FROM DEVELOPING TO DEVELOPED COUNTRIES: A CASE STUDY OF SURINAMESE EXPORT CHAINS TO THE NETHERLANDS
To develop the Surinamese economy, the promotion of horticultural exports was identified by the government as one of the most promising possibilities. As a result of a series of meetings with the Surinamese government, Cariconsult Foundation commenced a project in which the export potential of Surinamese fruit and vegetables to the Netherlands was analyzed by identifying the bottlenecks in the export chain. An integral chain approach was chosen as the starting point. Methods involved a literature study, a workshop, consultations with individual stakeholders, a field research program and a desk study, based on data obtained in a market survey in the Netherlands. A total of 56 bottlenecks were identified. A large number appeared to deal with the socioeconomic environment, the supply of production factors and production means, the public sector, cultivation methods, attitudes, skills and the level of knowledge of growers and exporters. While most of the bottlenecks were identified in the Surinamese part of the chain, a lot of bottlenecks appeared to be interrelated.
Schipper, J., Silos, R.C., Trip, G. and Maijers, W. (2006). INTEGRAL PRODUCTION CHAIN MANAGEMENT - A TOOL TO FACILITATE HORTICULTURAL EXPORTS FROM DEVELOPING TO DEVELOPED COUNTRIES: A CASE STUDY OF SURINAMESE EXPORT CHAINS TO THE NETHERLANDS. Acta Hortic. 699, 373-382
tropical vegetables, tropical fruits, export, chain diagnosis