AGRICULTURE 24/02/20 The Impact of Household Wealth on Adoption and Compliance to GLOBAL GAP Production Standards: Evidence from Smallholder farmers in Kenya. Horticultural production for the export market has been credited for rural community growth and employment in Sub-Saharan Africa.
To make the agri-enterprises competitive and profitable, smallholder farmers are now required to invest in food safety and production standards such as GLOBAL Good Agricultural Practices (GLOBAL GAP). Most often, the inability to afford capital has affected compliance with food safety production standards. However, farmers can use household assets to finance the agri enterprise ventures.
The purpose of the study is to explore the impact of household wealth on the adoption of food safety certification standards. The study used cross-sectional data collected from 479 smallholder farmers in Kenya. ►▼ Show Figures Figure 1 This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited ►▼ Show Figures Figure 1.
CLIMATE 26/03/17 Effect of Global-GAP Policy on Climate Change Perceptions of Smallholder French Beans Farmers in Central and Eastern Regions, Kenya. 1.
Introduction The risks posed by climate change to Sub Saharan Africa’s (SSA) smallholder fresh export fruit and vegetables production are amplifying the significance of farmers’ climate change perceptions in enhancing adoption of suitable adaptation strategies . Coupled with the reduced possibility for expansion of land under production, the impact of climate change on crop yields is already presenting serious livelihood consequences to smallholder farmers in SSA [2,3,4,5]. This situation is further complicated by consumers’ increasing environmental conservation and food safety concerns in the developed countries [6,7]. These concerns have led most European Union (EU) countries providing the key market for fresh fruit and vegetables from SSA to enforce regulatory mechanisms aimed at addressing climate change effects in accordance with Kyoto protocol [8,9,10,11]. 4. FRESH PLAZA 15/03/17 Kenyan avocados running a month late - Kenya: "Buyers must look for GlobalGap certified exporters"
Kenyan avocado exports to Europe have had some bad press recently, but Anton Bothma from Eagle Fruit, which has offices in South Africa and Egypt as well as Kenya, has stated that although there are some people who will send below standard avocados to Europe, this is not the case for for all exporters.
The Kenyan avocado season is running around a month behind, due to the drought conditions. The fruit is also smaller. However rain is predicted this week in the growing regions and Anton is counting on this to improve the sizes. "Rain is on the way, in fact it has already started raining in the western side of the avocado growing areas," explains Anton. "Once it rains in the central region the avocados will grow one size up every 7 days. " Kenya is situated on the Equator and enjoys more than one seasonal crop. "Last year was disastrous for many Kenyan packers as, physiologically, the fruit looked good at the time of packing, but arrived in a poor condition.
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