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By Carlos da Silva, Doyle Baker, Andrew Shepherd, Chakib Jenane, Sérgio Miranda-da-Cruz

The advance of aggressive agro-industries is essential for developing employment and source of revenue possibilities in addition to improving the standard of and insist for farm items. Agro-industries could have a true influence on overseas improvement by means of expanding financial development and lowering poverty in either rural and concrete parts of constructing nations. notwithstanding, so that it will keep away from adversarial results to susceptible international locations and folks, sound regulations and methods for fostering agro-industries are wanted. With contributions from agro-industry experts, educational specialists and UN technical firms, chapters handle the ideas and activities required for making improvements to agro-industrial competitiveness in ways in which can create source of revenue, generate employment and struggle poverty within the constructing international. Agro-industries for improvement highlights the present prestige and destiny direction for agro-industries and brings realization to the contributions this quarter could make to overseas improvement. This booklet is a co-publication with FAO and UNIDO

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This fact has brought about accusations that, in effect, these countries are exporting ‘virtual water’ (Orr and Chapagain, 2007). Water pollution can become an issue with respect to pesticide use and (perhaps more importantly) livestock production. Many developing countries lack the institutions needed to properly develop and implement environmental governance systems to keep such pollution in check. On the other hand, livestock production plays an important role in converting organic matter into green fertilizer, the use of which leads to reduced application of agro-fertilizers and can lead to soil nutrient improvements and mulching that reduces water 32 S.

Here the process of agro-industrialization is generally more pronounced and widespread. g. Brazil, Mexico, Malaysia, Egypt and Thailand). In many cases, there is also a vibrant agro-processing sector that has evolved in response to the growth of domestic market demand and/or competitive ‘gaps’ in international markets, for example, for processed foods (as in the case of canned tuna production in Thailand). A number of these countries are also significant exporters of higher-value agro-food products and are integrated into the associated global supply chains.

In turn, leading domestic firms were able to increase their competitiveness in the domestic market, such that they were able to capture market share at the expense of the multinationals and weaker domestic enterprises, with the effect that overall market concentration increased. More generally, the entry of foreign competitors can have profound impacts, not only on the agro-processing sector itself, but also on the entire supply chain; the example of dairy processing in Brazil in Box 1 provides a good illustration.

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