Resolving the disconnect between market actors, agents and brokers and small-holder fresh produce farmers in Agribusiness
Additional contact information
P Mburu: Department of Marketing, University of Botswana
E3 Journal of Business Management and Economics., 2021, vol. 11, issue 1, 001-009
Farming contributes a good portion of African GDP and employs a substantial percentage of Africa’s labour force. African farming is characterised by smallholder farmers who sell to market actors’ agents and brokers. As a result, farmers complain of low returns on investments and cartel behaviour which discourage younger generation in venturing into farming or taking farming as business. The objective of this paper is to review the literature and suggest a model that could address the disconnect, based on the collective entrepreneurship theory.
Keywords: small-holder farmers; market actors’ agents and brokers; cartel behaviour; collective entrepreneurship theory; African farming; agri-business; agro-food chains. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
https://e3journals.org/cms/articles/1613800607_1Mburu.pdf Full text
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:etr:series:v:11:y:2021:i:1:p:001-009
Access Statistics for this article
More articles in E3 Journal of Business Management and Economics. from E3 Journals
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Andrew Godwin ().