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Using preferential trade access to promote global development goals: the case of beef and market access to Norway from Namibia and Botswana

Ben Bennett and Karl M. Rich

Agrekon, 2019, vol. 58, issue 4, 485-502

Abstract: Using market access to achieve developmental aims has long been held as a key tenet of global development policy. Using a case study approach based on interviews along and across the beef value chain between Namibia, Botswana, and Norway, this article addresses the question of whether market access to high-value markets for livestock products has developmental benefits. The costs and benefits of using market access for beef products as a developmental policy tool are identified and the key role played by international meat traders in both upgrading and rent capture discussed.

Date: 2019
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