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The Rise Of Kenyan Supermarkets And The Evolution Of Their Fresh Fruits And Vegetables Procurement Systems

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  • Neven, David
  • Reardon, Thomas

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Supermarkets are rapidly penetrating urban food retail in Kenya and spreading well beyond their initial tiny market niche into the food markets of lower-income groups. Having penetrated processed and staple food markets much earlier and faster than fresh foods, they have recently begun to make inroads into the fresh fruits and vegetables category. The important changes in their procurement systems bring significant opportunities and challenges for small farmers, and have implications for agricultural diversification and rural development programmes and policies.

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Paper provided by Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics in its series Staff Papers with number 11502.

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Date of creation: 2005
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Handle: RePEc:ags:midasp:11502

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