Vegetables are a significant component of agricultural farming systems in Africa and have recently moved into the focus of research organizations, development partners and policy makers. Beyond income generating opportunities for producers, vegetable production for domestic and export markets is an important driver for growth due to employment opportunities in production, processing and trade.
Providing the latest socioeconomic research methodologies alongside empirical examples, this volume explores the potential for vegetable production to alleviate poverty, the impact of food production standards on various stakeholders, an assessment of markets and marketing potential for different crops and advanced economic approaches to production.
1. An Overview
2. Theoretical Concepts for Socio-economic Research of Vegetables in Africa
3. Framework for economic impact assessment of production standards and empirical evidence
4. The Impact of Food-safety Standards on Rural Household Welfare
5. The Impact of Compliance to GlobalGAP Standards on Small and Large Kenyan Export Vegetable-Producing Farms
6. Food Production Standards and Farm Worker Welfare in Kenya
7. Group Culture and Smallholder Participation in Value Chains: French Beans in Kenya
8. Export Vegetable Supply Chains and Rural Households in Senegal
9. Comparative Assessment of the Marketing Structure and Price Behaviour of Three Staple Vegetables in Lusaka, Zambia
10. Value Chains and Regional Trade in East Africa: The Case of Vegetables in Kenya and Tanzania
11. Supply Chains for Indigenous Vegetables in Urban and Peri-urban Areas of Uganda and Kenya: A Gendered Perspective
12. Private Voluntary Standards, Co-investment and Inclusive Business
13. An Approach to Strengthening Vegetable Value Chains in East Africa: Potential for Spillovers
14. Challenges for Economic Impact Assessment of Classical Biological Control in Kenya and Tanzania
15. Indirect and External Costs of Pesticide Use in the Vegetable Sub-sector in Kenya
16. Integrated Pest Management Training and Information Flow among Smallholder Horticulture Farmers in Kenya
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