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dc.contributor.authorHernández, R.en
dc.contributor.authorReardon, T.en
dc.contributor.authorNatawidjaja, R.en
dc.contributor.authorShetty, S.en
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.identifier.citationBulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, 2015; 51(3):425-444en
dc.identifier.issn0007-4918en
dc.identifier.issn1472-7234en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2440/103325-
dc.description.abstractThe tomato value chain in Indonesia has transformed in the last two decades. We assess this transformation here, focusing on small tomato farmers in West Java and the determinants of their market-channel choices (as well as the technology correlates of those choices). These farmers sell to traditional village traders, urban and modern wholesalers, and supermarkets, and they have all invested heavily in irrigation and rely on external inputs. We find differences among farmers selling to different market channels. To wit, non-land assets—especially irrigation—are important to farmers participating in the supermarket, or modern, channel, but farm size affects modern-channel participation only in high-level commercial zones (zones dense in infrastructure and near highways). We also find that modern-channel farmers earn more profit than farmers in other channels but do not necessarily use chemicals more intensively. Yet hardly any farmers sell graded tomatoes; the main ‘capture of rents’ goes to specialised and modernising wholesalers.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityRicardo Hernández, Thomas Reardon, Ronnie Natawidjaja, Shobha Shettyen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis Ltd.en
dc.rights© 2015 Indonesia Project ANUen
dc.subjecttomatoes; modern markets; technology adoptionen
dc.titleTomato farmers and modernising value chains in Indonesiaen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.rmid0030041783en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/00074918.2015.1104649en
dc.identifier.pubid226316-
pubs.library.collectionGlobal Food Studies publicationsen
pubs.library.teamDS11en
pubs.verification-statusVerifieden
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
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