The agrifood transport sector in Latin America and the Caribbean is a key component of the food supply chain, making a significant contribution to gross domestic product in these countries. Well-developed, efficient food transport systems are crucial to the survival of thousands of people, and pivotal to the success or failure of key economic sectors such as agriculture and other major national and international commercial activities. This publication presents a detailed study of problems encountered, covering seventeen countries. The study focuses primarily on stumbling-blocks faced by small farmers, and suggests possible policy and programme interventions to improve the situation in the neediest areas, with repercussions for the population as a whole. (Also published in Spanish)Other farmers may take their harvests into the city in search of mills offering the lowest drying and hulling costs, or sell to ... trip)Tarapoto-Lima Cost of lubricants per 3 000 Km. (oil and filter) Average yield = 6.5 km/gallon Vehicle maintenance anbsp;...
|Title||:||Rural Transport of Food Products in Latin America and the Caribbean|
|Author||:||Leonardo Felicito de León y de León, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations|
|Publisher||:||Food & Agriculture Org. - 2008|