Postharvest innovation in developing societies: The institutional dimensions of technological change



http://dx.doi.org/10.2212/spr.2008.5.2
DOI: 
10.2212/spr.2008.5.2
ISBN: 
1745-9656
ISSN: 
10.2212/spr.2008.5.2
Licensing of resource: 
Not open / All rights reserved
Type: 
journal article
Journal: 
Stewart Postharvest Review
Number: 
5
Volume: 
4
Year: 
2008
Author(s): 
Vellema, S.
Description: 

This review aims to introduce the institutional and policy oriented literature on technological innovation into the context of post harvest engineering. The focus is how rigorous quality and food safety standards in cross-border agricultural and horticultural trade influence technological change up stream in the agri-food chain. The review presents a selection of literature that considers technological innovation as a process, with a specific focus on the enabling and constraining institutional conditions found in developing countries. The literature is grouped into three thematically defined frames: (i) interaction in systems of innovation; (ii) upgrading in value chains; and (ii) conveirging to pro-poor business models.

Publication year: 
2008
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