publication . Bachelor thesis . 2012

Small scale farmers’ access to and participation in markets : The case of the P4P program in western Kenya

Skjöldevald, Maja;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Publisher: Stockholms universitet, Kulturgeografiska institutionen
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
The purpose of this thesis is to understand how small scale farmers navigate the market to access and participate in the formal maize market to improve their revenue, utilising the case of the P4P program inKenya. The empirical material was collected during fieldwork in Kenya. Qualitative methods were found to be the most suitable for this thesis. The methods that was utilised were a case study strategy, semi structured interviews, focus groups, observations and analysis of secondary sources. In this study different approaches about farmers’ organisations (FO) and small scale farmers’ access to and participation in markets have been utilised to create an analyti...
Subjects
free text keywords: small scale farmer, maize market, purchase for progress, P4P, Kenya, WFP, AMPATH.
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3. Analytical context ...........................................................................................................23 3.1 The market..................................................................................................................23 3.2 Market access and collective action.............................................................................25 3.3 Local procurement of food aid ....................................................................................27

4. Results .............................................................................................................................28 4.1 The Kenyan maize market...........................................................................................29 4.1 The case of P4P in western Kenya ..............................................................................31

5. Understanding limits and opportunities at the maize market ......................................38

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