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Global Production Networks and Rural Development: Southeast Asia as a Fruit Supplier to China

Edward Elgar

Bill Pritchard provides an important update on how current trade methodologies are implemented as China becomes one of the world’s largest fresh fruit importers from countries such as Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. The book also looks at their distinctive trade aspects and what can be learnt from alternative practices carried out in other countries through the use of global production networks. An in-depth analysis provides the reader with a welcome insight into existing processes from production through to export, often through informal routes, with a marketing structure providing more power to the distributors and brokers and mixed effects on the farmers. Using empirical evidence from four countries, this book explores what could, and should, be implemented in this under-researched topic to aid rural development.
This will be an invaluable resource for researchers of human geography, international trade and Asian studies, particularly those with a focus on Southeast Asia and China.

■ Global Production Networks and Rural Development: Southeast Asia as a Fruit Supplier to China
■ Edited by Bill Pritchard
■ 192pp
■ Published in 2021
■ ISBN978-1-80088-387-1


1. Fresh fruit exports from mainland Southeast Asian countries to China: background context and key questions for research and policy/ Bill Pritchard

2. Laotian borderland fruit production for the Chinese market: a case study on watermelon in Luangnamtha Province/ Khammerng Bannalath and Vanthana Nolintha

3. Myanmar’s mango export to China and Singapore: implications for export destination diversification/ Koji Kubo and Wah Wah Htun

4. Myanmar’s watermelon exports to China: impacts of unofficial investment by Chinese on the diffusion of a horticultural crop/ Koji Kubo

5. Thai exports of durian to China: the expanding role of Chinese entrepreneurs/ Nattapon Tantrakoonsab and Wannarat Tantrakoonsab

6. Thai exports of longan to China: implications of Chinese investment on Thai stakeholders/ Aungkana Kmonpetch and Waranya Jitpong

7. The interlinkage of the Vietnamese horticultural sector with the Chinese market: the case of watermelons/ Fumie Takanashi

8.The changing dragon fruit value chain in Vietnam: the increased presence of the Chinese in the chain/ Shozo Sakata

9. The distribution of imported fresh fruits from Southeast Asia in China/ Chun Yang