Community Development Innovation Review

March 2011

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


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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Other articles in this issue

International Housing Partnership Exchange

Catalyzing American Retail Investment in Community Development Finance: What Can We Learn from Other SRI Success Stories?

Unlocking Local Capital for Development: Shared Interest’s Guarantee Fund for South Africa

Translating Plain English: Can the Peterborough Social Impact Bond Construct Apply Stateside?

Learning Social Metrics from International Development

The Latest Frontiers for Financial Inclusion: Using Mobile Phones to Reach the Unbanked

CRA Goes Global: A Good Idea in the United States Could Use a Makeover and a Bigger Audience

Why Latin America Urgently Needs CRA, and Why CRA Won’t Work for Latin America

Using the Framework of the Community Reinvestment Act to Support Rural Communities in China