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Non-traditional agricultural exports (NTAEs)

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    The market for non-traditional agricultural exports 2004
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    The last decade has witnessed a steady decline in the dollar values of many of the traditional agricultural export crops (TAEs) from developing countries and has highlighted the risks of depending upon a very narrow export base for foreign exchange earnings. Breaking the dependence upon the traditional primary commodities and diversifying into higher value or added value exports is not easy. This report provides an overview of the market for non-traditional agricultural exports (NTAEs). In parti cular, the report focuses upon the trends in international trade in these products, the trade and import policies of the major destination buyers, the extent of the “adding-up” problem for selected NTAEs, the lessons learned, and the prospects for developing niche markets for organic and fair trade NTAEs. The report provides detailed statistical data on trends in the export of NTAEs during the ten-year period 1992 to 2001, both in volume and value terms, analyses the contribution of develop ing countries and least-developed countries (LDCs) to trade in NTAEs and identifies the leading developing country exporters. Trade and import policies of the key destination countries for NTAEs: the European Union, the United States and Japan are examined. Trade barriers such as tariffs and other import measures, including the complex area of phytosanitary controls, are examined and the impact of tariff liberalization, tariff escalation and the extent of tariff preferences for developing countr y exporters of NTAEs are discussed.
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    Non-Traditional Exports, Traditional Constraints: the Adoption and Diffusion of Cash Crops among Smallholders in Guatemala
    ESA Working Paper No. 07-03
    2006
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    This paper uses a duration analysis based on adoption data spanning over 25 years from six communities in the Central Highlands of Guatemala to explore how household characteristics and external trends play into both the adoption and diffusion processes of non-traditional exports among smallholders. Adoption was initially widespread and rapid, which led NTX to be hailed as a pro-poor success, reaching all but the smallest landholders.
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    Building Effective Public-Private Partnerships to Drive Sustainable, Alternative, Non-Traditional Value Chains - TCP/JAM/3703 2022
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    Despite latent domestic and international market potential for a number of Jamaican agricultural products, many agricultural value chains in the country are characterized by weak connectivity among actors, fragmented coordination, and insufficient resources and technical support to farmers In addition, the lack of professional farmers organizations and limited capacity of many smallholder farmers to be able to deliver consistent quality and quantity of produce required by buyers has also held back the development of high potential subsectors These persistent issues in priority subsectors act as disincentives for private financing along key value chains Private investments are essential to promote and drive competitive industries in a range of fresh and value added Jamaican agricultural products Against this background, the MoAF 1 which is at the centre of promoting the development of competitiveness in the agricultural sector, required support to strengthen the skills and hands on experience of staff to implement systematic and market oriented sector development plans Therefore, in collaboration with the MoAF the project aimed to improve the capacity of key stakeholders to better meet current market requirements, increase delivery, and/or develop new market opportunities or products as well as to facilitate the establishment of new public private partnerships ( that would link lead firms with smallholder farmers, to promote agricultural development.

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