Presentation at the "Inaugural Emerging Markets Conference", the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Vertical Integration, Agriculture and Social-Economical Development in Emerging Markets by Ysaac Akinin
Vertical Integration in Emerging Markets: Proactive Action through Agriculture in Social and Economical Development.
“Vertical Integration in Emerging Markets:
Proactive Action through Agriculture in Social and
International Business Development
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November 5th., 2010
University of Chicago
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Inaugural Emerging Markets Conference
Source CIA World Fact Book
UN Human development Indexes 2008
Population living under $2/day
American Continent 1.1 Billion
Latin America 700 Million
Social conscience plus greed can be
integrated into servicing society and
A productive population in emerging
markets becomes prosperous and
generates income and growth in
weapons of mass
Warren Buffet- 2009
Gordon Gekko - 2010
•Economic development is measured greatly by degree of industrialization.
•The more people involved in primary sector activity the less developed a
country is. So, more agriculture = less development.
•Vertical integration should be the bridge to bringing a new opportunity in
emerging market economies to participate in the real building of values at
the same time they escape from the curse of commodities fluctuation.
•A banana grower in Ecuador that decided to manufacture
plantain chips and establish an export network to allocate his
products is now obtaining more than 10 X the price of bananas for
his bagged chips.
•An NGO in Colombia planting its own soy beans and making
soymilk is getting enough income in the order of 10 MMUS$ to
sustain their fostering humane activities without the charity,
donations or government funding.
•Cooperatives in Venezuela plant fruits in organic fruits and make
very special marmalades and jams sold directly to visitors at very
Emerging Markets Should not be intoxicated with
our tendency to believe that investment is only
done through the stock exchange.
If we keep searching for online channels to invest
in these markets NOTHING will be created and
wealth will not be generated. Sustainable growth
will only result from a proactive involvement in
creating new business and integrating all sectors
of the economy into functional organisms based
on agriculture. Agro-Industry, constructed on
bricks not clouds and oriented to serve the real
needs of the population will ultimately determine
the success and stability of emerging markets.