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Vegetable production and marketing in Africa: socio-economic research.

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This book provides a collection of conceptual and methodological chapters on the socio-economic aspects of vegetable production-to-marketing systems in Africa. The diverse topics covered in this book include the conceptual challenges in economic research on vegetable production systems, the implications of good agricultural practice standards, the challenges and opportunities of meeting the growin...

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Chapter 7 (Page no: 97)

Group culture and smallholder participation in value chains: French beans in Kenya.

This chapter covers group culture and its importance for the successful participation of smallholders in the export market, using Kenyan French bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) value chains as an example. Although associations in Kenya are widespread among small-scale horticultural farmers, mainly with the purpose to gain access to the export market, considerable variation in success among associations persists, in terms of access to the international market and the level of integration into the supply chain. This chapter uses the cultural theory to analyse group-related factors, such as structure and social cohesion, and grid-related factors, such as rules and penalties, and their role in successful market linkages. Such knowledge is valuable for guiding collective action among the producers of French beans for the stringent export market.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) An overview. Author(s): Waibel, H. Mithöfer, D.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 9) Theoretical concepts for socio-economic research of vegetables in Africa. Author(s): Waibel, H.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 25) Framework for economic impact assessment of production standards and empirical evidence. Author(s): Mithöfer, D.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 45) The impact of food safety standards on rural household welfare. Author(s): Asfaw, S.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 67) The impact of compliance with GlobalGAP standards on small and large Kenyan export vegetable-producing farms. Author(s): Mausch, K. Mithöfer, D.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 85) Food production standards and farm worker welfare in Kenya. Author(s): Ehlert, C. Mithöfer, D. Waibel, H.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 111) Export vegetable supply chains and rural households in Senegal. Author(s): Maertens, M. Colen, L. Swinnen, J.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 127) Comparative assessment of the marketing structure and price behaviour of three staple vegetables in Lusaka, Zambia. Author(s): Tschirley, D. Hichaambwa, M. Mwiinga, M.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 149) Value chains and regional trade in East Africa: the case of vegetables in Kenya and Tanzania. Author(s): König, T. Blatt, J. Brakel, K. Kloss, K. Nilges, T. Woellert, F.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 169) Supply chains for indigenous vegetables in urban and peri-urban areas of Uganda and Kenya: a gendered perspective. Author(s): Weinberger, K. Pasquini, M. Kasambula, P. Abukutsa-Onyango, M.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 183) Private voluntary standards, co-investment and inclusive business. Author(s): Blackmore, E. MacGregor, J.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 195) An approach to strengthening vegetable value chains in East Africa: potential for spillovers. Author(s): Lenné, J. M. Ward, A. F.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 209) Challenges for economic impact assessment of classical biological control in Kenya and Tanzania. Author(s): Asfaw, A. Mithöfer, D. Löhr, B. Waibel, H.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 227) Indirect and external costs of pesticide use in the vegetable sub-sector in Kenya. Author(s): Macharia, I. Mithöfer, D. Waibel, H.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 243) Integrated pest management training and information flow among smallholder horticulture farmers in Kenya. Author(s): Bekele, N. Mithöfer, D. Amudavi, D. Obare, G.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • International Development Studies, Department of Technoology and Agrarian Development, Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2011
  • ISBN
  • 9781845936495
  • Record Number
  • 20113221530