Rice producer-processor networks in Côte D'Ivoire

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New York, NY: American Geographical Society of New York

Côte d'Ivoire reduced state support for rice production and processing in the 1990s. The article describes how rice networks responded to the macroeconomic reforms. Through interviews with farmers in 2002, the authors discovered that in the absence of state support, private millers became the the focal point of regional producer processor rice networks. To increase their role in the national rice supply, rice networks need support through microlending and a focus on niche markets.

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Economic growth, Ecosystem management, Imports, Economic policy, Government policy, Laws and regulations, Food security, Survey research methods, Economic statistics and indicators, Commodity production, Farming systems, Rice, Structural adjustment, Farm/Enterprise Scale
The Geographical Review 99(2): 164-185