Evolving and strengthening the cooperative approach for agroforestry farmers in Bangladesh: Lessons learned from the Shimogo cooperative in Japan

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿学術誌査読

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Although an agro-based country, the farmers of Bangladesh do not receive significant returns from their products, due to some obstacles blocking the achievement of this ultimate goal. This study tries to identify the major challenges of the agroforestry product supply chains in Bangladesh, and offer an alternative solution through the involvement and experiences of farmer cooperatives within a Japanese cooperative model. The objectives were outfitted by two case studies, and the Bangladesh case clearly showed that the involvement of many intermediaries in agroforestry product supply chains was one of the main obstacles that stunted the outcomes of the agroforestry programs. The intermediaries have maximized their profit by buying the farmer products at low prices and selling them back at higher prices, which resulted in high marketing margins. Meanwhile, the Japanese case study had articulated that the farmer-driven cooperative approach, with its good marketing strategies and service functions, could successfully eliminate the intermediaries' involvement in farmer products, and make a cooperative a strong economic organization. Despite a few challenges, the farmer-driven Japanese cooperative approach would be a good solution that could tackle the middleman problem, and make agroforestry a sustainable production system in Bangladesh.

本文言語英語
論文番号617
ジャーナルSustainability (Switzerland)
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3
DOI
出版ステータス出版済み - 2月 27 2018

!!!All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 地理、計画および開発
  • 再生可能エネルギー、持続可能性、環境
  • 環境科学(その他)
  • エネルギー工学および電力技術
  • マネジメント、モニタリング、政策と法律

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