Memorias de investigación
Value Chain Dynamics and Impact of Collective Action on Smallholder livelihood Improvement in Kenya

Research Areas
  • Agriculture

This thesis has been submitted to partially fulfill the requirements of a double PhD degree at the Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen (UCPH) and the School of Agricultural, Food and Biosystems Engineering, Technical University of Madrid (UPM). The thesis is comprised of four articles with an introductory chapter that takes a holistic view of the PhD research and provides a brief summary and discussion of the main findings. The original topic for the PhD was ?Analysis of business models in production and marketing of selected indigenous fruits: A case of Lake Victoria basin, Uganda?. However, during the early stages of the study, it became apparent that this topic was not feasible due to the nature of the context and the under-development of these indigenous fruit value chains. Therefore, the topic was changed to ?Value chain dynamics and impact of collective action on smallholder livelihood improvement in Kenya?. The thesis consists of the following four articles: Mutonyi, S., Beukel, K., Gyau, A., & Hjortsø, N. C. (2016). Price Satisfaction and Producer Loyalty: The Role of Mediators in Business to Business Relationships in Kenyan Mango Supply Chain. Published in British Food Journal. Mutonyi, S., Beukel, K., & Hjortsø, N. C. (2016). Mutonyi, S., Beukel, K., & Hjortsø, N. C. (2016). Relational Factors and Performance of Agrifood Chains in Kenya. Manuscript ready for submission to Supply Chain Management: An International Journal. Mutonyi, S. (2016). The Effect of Collective Action on Smallholder Income and Asset Holdings in Kenya. Manuscript ready for submission to Food Policy. Mutonyi, S., & Hjortsø, N. C. (2016). Factors that Influence the Intensity of Smallholders? Participation in Rural Producer Organizations: Evidence from the Kenyan Mango Sector. Manuscript ready for submission to Journal of Agricultural Economics.
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Sobresaliente cum laude

Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Defensa y Aprovechamiento del Medio Natural
  • Departamento: Ingeniería y Gestión Forestal y Ambiental