EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Governance and Surplus Distribution in Commodity Value Chains in Africa

Johan Swinnen (), Anneleen Vandeplas and Miet Maertens

No 7950, 106th Seminar, October 25-27, 2007, Montpellier, France from European Association of Agricultural Economists

Abstract: The governance of food markets is a crucial element for efficiency and distributional effects. In this paper, we use a conceptual model to show that this governance itself is endogenous in an environment of weak contract enforcement and imperfect markets, and importantly depends on the value in the chain. We relate the predictions of the theory to empirical evidence on differences in supply chain governance in Africa across different commodity types. In doing so we offer an explanation as why private sector governance systems with interlinked market transactions have emerged for higher value crops but not for staple food crops. We discuss the efficiency and equity effects and the implications for policy.

Keywords: Agribusiness (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 36
Date: 2007
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (8) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/7950/files/sp07sw01.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:ags:eaa106:7950

DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.7950

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in 106th Seminar, October 25-27, 2007, Montpellier, France from European Association of Agricultural Economists Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by AgEcon Search ().

 
Page updated 2022-09-24
Handle: RePEc:ags:eaa106:7950