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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1984)

Document title

Spatial constraints and the functioning of a marketing system, exemplified by the marketing of coffee and cocoa in Sierra Leone in Dutch geography in the 1980s. A selection of contribucions to the I.G.U. 1984.

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

PEPERKAMP G. ; ASHWORTH (G. J.) ed. ; VAN WEESEP (J.) ed. ;

Abstract

This article deals with the position of export crop producers within a marketing system dominated by a marketing board, i.e. the SLPMB in Sierra Leone. Unscrupulous traders and intermediaries still hold their grip on the marketing operations and this leads to gross underpayment of the farmers, despite the existence of officially guaranteed producer prices. Spatial as well as non-spatial factors leading to underpayment below these officially guaranteed prices are analysed. Special attention is paid to the need for a better distribution of official buying stations, as a solution for stopping this kind of exploitation of the farmers.

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie Rotterdam

Editor :

Millesime : 1984, vol. 75, no3 [pp. 186-195]

Bibliographic references : 13 réf.

Language

Anglais

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