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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 10 (Page no: 149)

Value chains and regional trade in East Africa: the case of vegetables in Kenya and Tanzania.

This study applied the value chain approach combined with a livelihood analysis for assessing tomato and onion value chains in Kenya and Tanzania, including cross-border trade of Tanzanian onions to Kenya. The combination of the two analytical approaches was used to identify the poorest actors in these value chains and, from that, to derive recommendations on further poverty alleviation opportunities. The study finds that porters and handcart drivers in urban centres are amongst the poorest actors of domestic and regional value chains. For them, a legalization of their status would improve their situation enormously. They could further benefit from empowerment through the establishment of (in)formal groups, as well as by having better access to market information.

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: 7 (Page no: 97) Group culture and smallholder participation in value chains: French beans in Kenya. Author(s): Paalhaar, J. Jansen, K.
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: 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.