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Title:Globalization and restructuring of African commodity flows
Editors:Fold, Niels
Nylandsted Larsen, MarianneISNI
City of publisher:Uppsala
Publisher:Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
Geographic terms:Subsaharan Africa
South Africa
Subjects:global economy
agricultural products
Abstract:Globalization in sub-Saharan Africa is an uneven process, integrating or re-integrating some localities and communities in global flows of goods, finance and information, while marginalizing others. This book aims to grasp the diversity of these globalization processes by adopting a common analytical framework, the Global Value Chain approach. The key concepts and debates within the GVC approach are outlined by Niels Fold and Marianne Nylandsted Larsen. This is followed by chapters on the historical integration of Africa in the international food trade (Benoit Daviron), the implications of changes in the regulation of South Africa's citrus export chain (Charles Mather), changing food safety requirements and the exports of horticultural products by Kenyan smallholders (Michael Friis Jensen), liberalization, quality changes and the reputation of African coffee (Kenya) and cocoa (Ghana) exports (Nields Fold and Stefano Ponte), the global cotton market and cotton sector reforms in sub-Saharan Africa (Marianne Nylandsted Larsen), segmentation, governance and upgrading in global clothing chains, the case of Mauritius (Peter Gibbon), the logistical revolution and the changing structure of agriculturally based commodity chains in Africa (Poul Ove Pedersen), and World Music and issues of power and agency (Tuulikki Pietilš). [ASC Leiden abstract]