Lord, Montague J and Tangtrongjita, Pawat and Chadbunchachai, Supatra (2011): Improving Livelihoods and Prosperity through Value-Added Agriculture: East-West Economic Corridor of Greater Mekong Subregion. Published in:
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The study describes the creation four clusters for organic vegetables along the East West Economic Corridor (EWEC) of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). These clusters have three goals: (a) to foster the conversion of conventional agricultural farming to organic production, and thereby enable the generation of high value-added activities; (b) to promote linkages among micro and small scale producers, and thereby improve their competitive position within the value chain; and (c) to spur the development of agricultural activities affecting the majority of the EWEC population either directly or indirectly, and thereby enable the transformation of the EWEC transport and logistics corridor into a full-fledged economic corridor.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Improving Livelihoods and Prosperity through Value-Added Agriculture: East-West Economic Corridor of Greater Mekong Subregion|
|Keywords:||clusters, value-chain, East-West Economic Corridor, Greater Mekong Subregion, organic vegetables, agricultural development, networking|
|Subjects:||F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F13 - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
N - Economic History > N5 - Agriculture, Natural Resources, Environment, and Extractive Industries > N55 - Asia including Middle East
F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F14 - Empirical Studies of Trade
|Depositing User:||Montague J. Lord|
|Date Deposited:||13. Nov 2012 13:00|
|Last Modified:||20. Feb 2013 02:34|
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