TITLE: Identifying economic and financial drivers of industrial livestock production - the case of the global chicken industry. AUTHOR: M. Tak. KEYWORDS: economics; corporations; government; livestock; poultry; India.

Mehroosh Tak, PhD

doi: 10.15868/socialsector.40548
July 11, 2023

Instructions are given on how to map the economic organization of livestock industries from the local to global level. For example: What are the spheres of influence? How is market power concentrated in corporations? What are the firm ownership structures? What are the investment portfolios of public development banks?

The framework is followed by an analysis of the economic organization of the global poultry genetics industry.

Readers of the reports also learn about the case of how global finance and corporate consolidation is linked to the Indian poultry industry, examining how corporate concentration and public policies have shaped the Indian poultry industry into vertically integrated broiler production systems.

This report helps front-line persons and policy-makers understand the pathways and power-sharing practices between international and domestic private and public capital that support industrial livestock production systems and their negative externalities. It provides evidence that they can use to identify and address power imbalance in a financialized livestock industry, characterized by spheres of influences and political clientelism between IFIs, LMICs governments, multinational firms and domestic agribusinesses.

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