There is little insight into how household poverty in rural and
peri-urban areas is affected by developments in the markets for fruit,
vegetables and flowers. This study extends the knowledge and feeds the
debate on agricultural growth policies. Field data on a selection of
horticultural commodities was collected in Uganda and Vietnam.
Background material is derived from two overview studies on the
horticultural sector in both countries, and three business cases of
supply chain development in Thailand. The data and analyses also reflect
on the poverty alleviating impact of development assistance and trade
policies by the European Union.
This study provides a positive outlook on the growth of horticultural
production and distribution and marketing in the low income countries of
Uganda and Vietnam. To ensure participation of the poor and vulnerable
households in this prospected growth, support from various stakeholders,
including the donors of development assistance, is required.
Allbritton, A.; Viet Quang, D.; de Jager, A.; Njue, E.; Sonko, R.; Stallen, M.; Wertheim-Heck, S.; van Wijk, S.; Achterbosch, T. Pro-poor horticulture in East Africa and South East Asia. (2005) 105 pp.
Pro-poor horticulture in East Africa and South East Asia