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By Richard Le Heron, Christina Stringer

In the overseas agri-food group no less than 4 theoretical goals are attracting expanding awareness. they're: the confirmed notions of community and commodity chain which are being revisited when it comes to severe engagement expert by means of the insights of intensive empirical paintings, the metrics of calculation and institutional embedding that underpin the increase and performance of governance applied sciences, where of local networking in developing stipulations that make attainable agri-food manufacturer participation in neighborhood provisioning and provide, and the geo-historical dimensions of interconnection and interdependency within the agri-food sphere. This quantity brings jointly an interdisciplinary crew of anthropologists, economists, buinsess and administration lecturers and geographers to envision quite a lot of case experiences illustrating numerous agri-food commodity chains and networks world wide and to debate how those hyperlink globally.

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Basic feedback between buyers and producers regarding quality aspects is given. However, auctions are generally characterised by little direct contact between the partners, minimising knowledge transfer among the agents and possibilities to start joint efforts of product and process upgrading. Strongly Linked, Relational Chains While the majority of the value chains in Sri Lanka are rather fragmented, there are some in which the agents are linked in a systematic way through longer-term commercial relations, intense interaction, mutual information and knowledge transfer.

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Several exporters have also embarked on a branding campaign in an effort to create consumer loyalty and perhaps eventually increase export prices. Other efforts to upgrade include producing smaller blocks of squid, which are more convenient to restaurant owners and caterers who deal with smaller volumes of squid. Finally, several exporters have begun experimenting with individually packed squid for the Japanese market, although there are technical difficulties in producing an individually packed, chocolate coloured squid.

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