Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Community Development

Global Agricultural Value Chains: Sustainable Growth as a Means for Sustainable Development

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March 2011

Community Development Investment Review

Agricultural businesses in developing countries offer an opportunity for market-based economic development that creates benefits throughout global value chains. Supporting the stability and growth of such businesses fosters economic prosperity and job creation in places where poverty is endemic. Further, it addresses key economic and social issues that affect the everyday lives of people in the United States, including immigration, drug production, post-conflict reconstruction, and supply chain stability.

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