Linking farmers to markets: The case of Zero Star Uni Pessoal

V. P. Correia, M. F. Rola-Rubzen

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This paper presents a case study of how linkages between horticulture farmers and markets are being developed in Timor Leste, focussing on the case of Zero Star Uni Pessoal. As an approach to poverty alleviation, an international aid agency initiated a private sector development program. Apart from helping farmers increase agricultural production, private sector involvement was encouraged. By strengthening the linkages between Zero Star and farmers, farmers benefited in terms of increasing incomes. Buyers also benefitted in terms of improvements in quantity and quality of the product, and therefore higher returns from trading.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIII International Symposium on Improving the Performance of Supply Chains in the Transitional Economies
PublisherInternational Society for Horticultural Science
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9789066050891
Publication statusPublished - 13 May 2011
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameActa Horticulturae
ISSN (Print)0567-7572


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