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Willingness to contract versus opportunity to contract: a case study in Kenya's French bean export market

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  • Stephanie D. Rosch
  • David L. Ortega

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We characterize systematic differences in willingness and opportunity to contract for farmers in and out of the French bean supply market in Kenya. We find that the factors associated with being a low cost producer do not always align with the factors correlated with opportunity to contract. We also find that farmers in and out of the market differ on average in the premiums they place on buyer reliability, which suggests that imperfect contract enforcement could impact participation in French bean contracting.

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  • Stephanie D. Rosch & David L. Ortega, 2019. "Willingness to contract versus opportunity to contract: a case study in Kenya's French bean export market," Agricultural Economics, International Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 50(1), pages 27-37, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:agecon:v:50:y:2019:i:1:p:27-37
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