Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Resource Economics


Institutional Arrangements in Horticulture and Collective Action along the Value Chain

Start: 07/2013
End: 06/2018

This project is a sub-project of the interdisciplinary research project HORTINLEA. The objective here is to identify horticultural innovations and learning possibilities for improved nutrition and livelihood in the East African region. The sub-project on institutional arrangements is to understand the formal and informal institutions that facilitate subsistence and commercial horticulture in East Africa and that secure the sustainability of the horticulture production in rural, peri-urban and urban areas. The objective is to add to the technical and economic research in the horticulture sector by analysing the institutional environment. The underlying institutional arrangements for land and water will be assessed and compared, whereby special attention will be drawn on the inter-sectoral competition in urban/peri-urban environments. The impact of diverse institutions on the sustainability of horticulture in different East African regions will be assessed and the interaction of all involved stakeholders analysed. One of the main objectives is to identify cooperative solutions enhancing the efficiency of the horticulture production along the value chain. Flyer.

Researcher: Dr. Wibke Crewett

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Lead HU Sub-project: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Konrad Hagedorn

Funding: German Ministry of Research and Higher Education (BMBF)

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