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Small producers in Latin America: New ways of thinking and acting in markets
Latin America is a region of diverse countries and agricultural systems but small-scale producers throughout the region share important characteristics that require specific policy interventions, that differ from those of large-scale farming. Organisational arrangements, participation in value chains and cooperatives, valuing of products with cultural identity, free trade agreements – these are all issues that affect small-scale producers in Latin America. Drawing on studies and observations from seven countries of the region – Argentina, Bolivia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Peru – this paper discusses these issues and offers insights into how small-scale producers in Latin America are positioning themselves to engage with markets.