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Uploaded on Tuesday 21 Feb 2012
IAASTD/Ketill Berger, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Agricultural trade is increasingly organized in global chains, dominated by a few large transnational buyers (trading companies, agrifood processors and companies involved in production of commodities). In these globalized chains primary producers often capture only a fraction of the international price of a trade commodity, so the poverty reduction and rural development effects of integration in global supply chains have been far less than optimal.