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dc.contributor.authorKolade, Oluwaseunen
dc.contributor.authorMafimisebi, Oluwasoyeen
dc.contributor.authorAluko, Oluwakayodeen
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-11T14:42:27Z
dc.date.available2019-03-11T14:42:27Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationKolade, O., Mafimisebi, O. and Aluko O. (2019) Beyond the farm gate: can social capital help small-holders to overcome constraints in the agricultural value chain?. In: Agricultural and Rural Transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Theories, Empirics and Policies, Palgrave Macmillan,en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/17608
dc.description.abstractThe agricultural sector is typically the biggest employer of labour in most African countries, yet it is also typically the most under-capitalised and most neglected by policy makers. While a number of studies have highlighted the positive impact of innovations on farm productivity, increased productivity does not necessarily lead to improved income or profit. For many small-holders, the most consequential, and often the most ignored, constraints exist beyond the farm gate in the value chain. These constraints include the lack of information and technological capacities for post-production processing and packaging, the challenge of quality requirements and delivery for high-valued markets, lack of connections to established market actors, and weak transportation networks. This chapter, therefore, reviews the existing knowledge, and proposes a framework that illuminates the potential of social capital to help smallholders overcome constraints in the agricultural value chain. As well as setting out a new research agenda, this chapter aims to contribute to the design and implementation of more effective interventions.en
dc.publisherPalgrave Macmillanen
dc.subjectSocial capitalen
dc.subjectAgricultural value chainen
dc.subjectsmallholder farmingen
dc.subjectRural enterpriseen
dc.subjectTechnological innovationsen
dc.titleBeyond the farm gate: can social capital help small-holders to overcome constraints in the agricultural value chain?en
dc.typeBook chapteren
dc.researchgroupCentre for Enterprise and Innovation (CEI)en
dc.funderN/Aen
dc.projectidN/Aen
dc.cclicenceCC-BY-NCen
dc.date.acceptance2018-12-27en
dc.researchinstituteInstitute for Applied Economics and Social Value (IAESV)en
dc.researchinstituteCentre for Enterprise and Innovation (CEI)en


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