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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 12 (Page no: 183)

Private voluntary standards, co-investment and inclusive business.

This chapter assesses the potential of private voluntary standards in horticultural exports for providing incentives to the private sector investing in small-scale growers, to the mutual benefit of growers as well as exporters. The chapter then traces characteristics of such co-investment and its role for inclusive business models through a number of case studies from Guatemala, the Philippines, and India. It concludes that investment in private voluntary compliance cost is not a subsidy for small-scale growers, but rather a cost-sharing arrangement characterizing a sustainable trading relationship. The chapter further concludes that the role of cooperatives and marketing partners in providing services - particularly credit and technical expertise - has been invaluable in overcoming the barriers to working with small-scale growers and filling the gaps typically left by the public sector in the developing world.

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: 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: 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.