Chapter Seven. Smallholder Engagement in Global Value Chains: Initiatives in the Nilgiris

  1. Jeff Neilson and
  2. Bill Pritchard

Published Online: 16 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308723.ch7

Value Chain Struggles: Institutions and Governance in the Plantation Districts of South India

Value Chain Struggles: Institutions and Governance in the Plantation Districts of South India

How to Cite

Neilson, J. and Pritchard, B. (2009) Smallholder Engagement in Global Value Chains: Initiatives in the Nilgiris, in Value Chain Struggles: Institutions and Governance in the Plantation Districts of South India, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308723.ch7

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 20 MAR 2009

Book Series:

  1. RGS-IBG Book Series

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405173933

Online ISBN: 9781444308723

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Keywords:

  • status of smallholders;
  • development of ‘Quality Tea Procurement Centres’;
  • establishing a premium label (‘IBS plantation’);
  • sickle harvesting - to be banned;
  • semi-permanent ‘neighbourhood supply’ arrangements

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Smallholders and Global Value Chains: The General Argument

  • Tea Smallholders in the Nilgiris

  • Nilgiris Smallholders and the Tea Crisis

  • The Quality Upgradation Programme

  • Is the Quality Agenda Sufficient to Improve the Lives of Smallholders? The Role of Government Supports

  • Conclusion