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

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...

Author(s)
Mithöfer, D.; Waibel, H.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936495)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for An overview.

This chapter briefly discusses vegetable production and marketing issues and constraints in Africa.

Author(s)
Waibel, H.; Mithöfer, D.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936495)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Food production standards and farm worker welfare in Kenya.

This chapter focuses on the effect of private food production standards on the welfare of farm workers in Kenya. The chapter is divided into several sections. The section, Conceptual Framework and Methodology, describes the application of the Sen?s functionings approach in the context of production ...

Author(s)
Ehlert, C.; Mithöfer, D.; Waibel, H.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936495)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Challenges for economic impact assessment of classical biological control in Kenya and Tanzania.

This chapter presents a case of economic impact assessment of classical biological control and pesticide use in Kenya and Tanzania, targeting the diamondback moth, one of the most destructive pests of cabbage worldwide. The effect of the release of an exotic parasitoid by the International Centre...

Author(s)
Asfaw, A.; Mithöfer, D.; Löhr, B.; Waibel, H.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936495)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Indirect and external costs of pesticide use in the vegetable sub-sector in Kenya.

This chapter discusses the externalities of pesticide use in vegetable production in Kenya. Through secondary data analysis, individual farmer interviews, pesticide residue analysis, expert interviews and workshops, the health and environmental costs of farmerś pesticide use are estimated. The...

Author(s)
Macharia, I.; Mithöfer, D.; Waibel, H.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936495)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Framework for economic impact assessment of production standards and empirical evidence.

This chapter outlines a framework for the impact assessment of production standards including an outline of potential impact pathways. Its main example is Kenyan horticulture and the private process standard GlobalGAP, but it also draws on other standards. The chapter links changes potentially...

Author(s)
Mithöfer, D.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936495)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The impact of compliance with GlobalGAP standards on small and large Kenyan export vegetable-producing farms.

This chapter investigates the differences in the impact of compliance with Global-GAP standards on Kenyan export vegetable-producing farms. It presents empirical findings on the effects of vegetable export standards across farm sizes, namely smallholder, large-scale contracted and large-scale...

Author(s)
Mausch, K.; Mithöfer, D.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936495)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Theoretical concepts for socio-economic research of vegetables in Africa.

This chapter presents a framework for the analysis of supply chains as deemed adequate for African conditions (section 1). The criteria for a theory-driven socioeconomic research framework are described (section 2), and a series of methodologies that have been successfully applied in the...

Author(s)
Waibel, H.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936495)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The impact of food safety standards on rural household welfare.

The organization of this chapter is as follows: the following section (Emerging Food Safety Standards) discusses the regulatory EU public standards in comparison with private voluntary food safety standards; the third section (Conceptual Framework) presents the general theoretical framework for...

Author(s)
Asfaw, S.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936495)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for 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...

Author(s)
Paalhaar, J.; Jansen, K.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936495)
Type
Book chapter

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