Behaviour and performance of traders in the gum arabic supply chain in Senegal: Investigating oligopsonistic myths.

@inproceedings{Mujawamariya2012BehaviourAP,
  title={Behaviour and performance of traders in the gum arabic supply chain in Senegal: Investigating oligopsonistic myths.},
  author={Gaudiose Mujawamariya and Kees Burger and Marijke D'Haese},
  year={2012}
}
Farmers face monopsonist/oligopsonist structures in agricultural or forest products markets because of the limited choice of traders/buyers. As a consequence, these farmers and traders alike, in successive transactions along the supply chain, may get lower prices in selling their products. This leads to a problem of double (or even multiple) marginalisation. We investigate oligopsonist tendencies in the trade of gum arabic, a non-timber forest product which is widely used as an additive in food… CONTINUE READING

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