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Record number 499106
Title Maintaining sustainable livelihoods: effects of Utz certification on market access, risk reduction and livelihood strategies of Kenyan coffee farmers
Author(s) Ruben, R.; Schoonhoven-Speijer, Mirjam
Source In: Coffee certification in East Africa: impact on farms, families and cooperatives / Ruben, Ruerd, Hoebink, Paul, Wageningen Academic Publishers - ISBN 9789086862559 - p. 149 - 174.
DOI https://doi.org/10.3920/978-90-8686-805-6_5
Department(s) LEI Programmamanagement
Development Economics Group
Knowledge Technology and Innovation
Publication type Peer reviewed book chapter
Publication year 2015
Abstract Since the turn of the century, a renewed focus on agriculture and rural development has become visible. For 500 million rural households, representing an estimated 1.5 to 2 billion people worldwide, agriculture remains the main opportunity to find their way out of poverty (Hazell et al., 2010; World Bank, 2007). In order to make development through agriculture happen, farmers need to be able to market their produce at local or global markets. These represent opportunities for income generation, professionalisation and diversification (Ruben et al., 2006). However, risks such as price uncertainties and the requirements and high standards of international markets might raise new barriers for small-scale producers to find suitable outlets (Fafchamps, 2004; Shiferaw et al., 2008; World Bank, 2011).
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