Journal article

Value Chain Investment for Sustainable Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation: A Case Study of the Indonesian Boiled Fish Market

Garry Griffith, Ade Wiguna Nur Yasin

Australasian Agribusiness Review | University of New England | Published : 2015

Abstract

Poverty is serious and widespread in the rural coastal areas of Indonesia. Government data suggests that more than 7.8 million people in more than 10,500 villages live below the poverty line. A rapid poverty reduction program has been conducted since 2011 through the provision of infrastructure that supports more productive industries. However, even if the infrastructure is available, can small-scale food producers in coastal areas achieve self-propelled development if they are still poor? The value chain approach to development is suggested as a complement to the existing infrastructure development program by opening up market channels for high value products through vertical linkages. Pind..

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