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Revista de Ciências Agrárias

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NICOLAU, Quintília da Conceição; BORGES, Ana Claudia Giannini  and  SOUZA, José Gilberto de. Cutting poultry production chain from Mozambique: characterization and competitiveness. Rev. de Ciências Agrárias [online]. 2011, vol.34, n.1, pp.182-198. ISSN 0871-018X.

The objective of this study is to characterize the competitiveness of the broiler production chain in Mozambique by identifying the parts of the business strategies and economic performance of companies. The poultry activity plays an important role in food insurance and in income generation and employment for the population. In the sector of fattening, there are three groups of producers who have heterogeneity in terms of capacity, systems and production technologies. The identified production systems are: cooperated, partnership and independent. It is noteworthy that the structure of the organizational environment and coordination in the sector occurred in the country, enabling us to highlight the changes in technical-productive standards, in the interaction between the agents in the cutting supply chain and in the form of operation of the State in this sector. In this way, the competitiveness increase depends on the introduction of technological innovations and on changes in governance structure, which enables better coordination mechanisms.

Keywords : Competitiveness; Mozambique; poultry production; strategy.

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