Global Value Chain Governance and Relation between Local Actors in the Burundian Tea Sector

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  • Pierre Claver Bitama
  • Philippe Lebailly
  • Patrice Ndimanya
  • Philippe Burny

Abstract

In the context of globalization, the success of a firm to sell its products on international and regional markets depends on the type of governance exercised in a given sector. This article mobilizes a theoretical framework of global value chain governance to analyze the type of governance exercised in the tea sector in Burundi. A qualitative analysis of data from a survey of 120 small tea farmers in the Ijenda and Teza areas reveals that control and coordination in the sector is ensured by captive governance. In addition, a stagnation of the price of the green leaf tea over a decade generates a lack of interest in the tea farming out on small farming areas. Only 25% of small tea farmers in Ijenda and 36% in Teza want an extension.

Keywords: captive governance, market governance, global value chain, Tea.

JEL Classifications: O13, O21, P32, P42

DOI: https://doi.org/10.32479/irmm.8857

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Published

2019-10-24

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Bitama, P. C., Lebailly, P., Ndimanya, P., & Burny, P. (2019). Global Value Chain Governance and Relation between Local Actors in the Burundian Tea Sector. International Review of Management and Marketing, 9(6), 105–111. Retrieved from https://econjournals.com/index.php/irmm/article/view/8857

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