Business chains hold out new hope for rural development
Business chains represent a new development model that is being adopted in rural Guatemala. Promoters say it can do more to build prosperity than any political or government mechanism.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
The first stage in the development of a chain is the identification of a buyer interested in acquiring a product of a rural community. The buyers are linked to producers' associations capable of meeting targets and product specifications. The producers are then provided with technical assistance.
Seminar covering best practices in agricultural value chains and financing its components.
Exports promotion agency Procomer unveiled a study of the plastics industry in the country, focused on business linking opportunities in Costa Rica and abroad.
Eleven clusters are operating in Costa Rica, in sectors ranging from digital animation to flowers, food or agricultural products, seeking better operating and financial leverage.
Overcome weaknesses, build strengths; partnerships between companies to achieve vertical or horizontal integration is a good bet for growth.
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