This flagship project has recently concluded. Focusing on corporate concentration in the global food sector and its consequences for sustainable development, the goal was to secure more equitable producer and trade benefits in response to the dynamic changes in agrifood market restructuring.
Rapid changes are taking place in agrifood markets in middle and low-income countries. The spread of dynamic modern retailers, wholesalers and food processing businesses is reshaping the way that food systems are governed.
This flagship project focuses on corporate concentration in the food sector globally and its consequences for sustainable development. It is a multi-partner collaborative research programme made up of a consortium of some 20 research organisations and funding agencies, of which IIED is the coordinator.
For further information on the programme and an extensive range of resources and outputs visit the Regoverning Markets website.
The aim is to secure more equitable producer and trade benefits in response to the dynamic changes in agri-food market restructuring. This will be done by enabling international, regional and national public and private sector policy and intervention, and thereby strengthening the resilience of rural economies in a climate of unprecedented market change.
This report is based on proceedings of the conference 'Inclusive Business in Agrifood Markets: Evidence and Action' - held in Beijing, 5-6 March 2008. Over 130 participants from 31 countries, representing farming, policy, agrifood business, research and civil society met to assess how modernization of the food system can include and benefit small-scale farmers.
A guide to multi-stakeholder processes for linking small-scale producers to modern markets.
This books offers a contemporary look at what happens when the modernisation of food supply chains comes face to face with livelihoods of rural and poor people. The authors are drawn from eighteen countries participating in the 'Regoverning Markets' programe, which aims to not only improve our understanding of the way modernisation and restructuring of food supply chains is affecting food production and distribution systems, but also identify best practice in involving small-scale producers in supermarket supply chains, and ascertain the barriers to inclusion which need to be removed.
For further information and resources visit the Regoverning Markets interactive website.
Article on the Regoverning Markets Programme