development impact of export horticulture from low income countries
Does anyone know of any recent work that explores the developmental and poverty alleviation impacts of export horticulture (eg. things like green beans) for communities in low income countries in relation to their environmental impacts? Back in the mid 2000s when the food miles issue dominated the discourse on food, GHGs and sustainability,. there was a lot of discussion about the potentially negative impacts of predicating development on production and distribution systems that had inherently high impacts because produce needed to be freighted by air. This led to studies such as these http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1462901108001184 and counter commentaries such from development NGOs such as this: http://pubs.iied.org/11064IIED.html .
I'm not aware of any more up to date academic work that tries to look at the development and environmental aspects of export horticulture in a coupled way and/or identifies any technical developments in transporting perishable foods by sea . If anyone knows anything that might help, please do point me in the right direction. Many thanks, Tara.