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2019-07-11Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.18452/20928
Social Networks and Commercialisation of African Indigenous Vegetables in Kenya
dc.contributor.authorMwema, Catherine
dc.contributor.authorCrewett, Wibke
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-12T14:41:38Z
dc.date.available2019-12-12T14:41:38Z
dc.date.issued2019-07-11none
dc.identifier.other10.1080/23322039.2019.1642173
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/21672
dc.description.abstractThis paper employs a two-stage Cragg’s double-hurdle model to assess the effects of market information networks on commercialisation decisions of smallholders of African Indigenous Vegetables (AIVs). We explore sources of market information and social networks for information exchange as determinants of the decision to sell and how much volume to sell. The paper is based on household survey data collected in Western Kenya from 202 farmers, using multistage sampling. Findings show market information networks to have positive effects on the second stage decision of volumes sold. Bridging social capital depicted by information received from people outside farmers’ own village had the likelihood of increasing volumes of AIVs sold. Other determinants of commercialisation were farm size and household size which reported positive marginal effects while age, livestock units and off-farm income reported negative marginal effects. We recommend the need to have policy frameworks that strengthen network linkages for farmers aimed at promoting market information exchange, as this will have a positive effect in the commercialisation of indigenous crops.eng
dc.language.isoengnone
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
dc.rights(CC BY 4.0) Attribution 4.0 Internationalger
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectSocial networkseng
dc.subjectcommercialisationeng
dc.subjectAfrican indigenous vegetableseng
dc.subjectdouble hurdleeng
dc.subjectmarket informationeng
dc.subject.ddc330 Wirtschaftnone
dc.titleSocial Networks and Commercialisation of African Indigenous Vegetables in Kenyanone
dc.typearticle
dc.subtitleA Cragg’s Double Hurdle Approachnone
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-110-18452/21672-1
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/20928
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionnone
local.edoc.container-titleCogent economics & financenone
local.edoc.pages15none
local.edoc.anmerkungThis article was supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Open Access Publication Fund of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.none
local.edoc.type-nameZeitschriftenartikel
local.edoc.institutionLebenswissenschaftliche Fakultätnone
local.edoc.container-typeperiodical
local.edoc.container-type-nameZeitschrift
local.edoc.container-publisher-nameTaylor & Francisnone
local.edoc.container-publisher-placeAbingdonnone
local.edoc.container-volume7none
dc.description.versionPeer Reviewednone
local.edoc.container-articlenumber1642173
dc.identifier.eissn2332-2039

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