Global value chains: A place for Mindanao producers?

R. Murray-Prior, P. J. Batt, M. F. Rola-Rubzen, M. J. McGregor, S. Concepcion, E. T. Rasco, L. N. Digal, M. O. Montiflor, L. T. Hualda, L. R. Migalbin, N. M. Manalili

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Ist International Symposium on Improving the Performance of Supply Chains in the Transitional Economies
EditorsP.J. Batt
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameActa Horticulturae
ISSN (Print)0567-7572


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