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Small producers in Latin America: New ways of thinking and acting in markets

Diego Munoz, Jorge Viana

Report/paper, 40 pages

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.


Publication information

  • IIED code: 16535IIED
  • Published: Mar 2013 - IIED
  • Area: South America
  • Theme: Sustainable markets
  • ISBN: 978-1-84369-920-0
  • Languages: English, Español

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What are the strategies and constraints of small-scale producers in an era of globalisation? This project provides insights that can help in designing better policies and business interventions to support them.

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