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Benevolent Intent: The Development Encounter in Kenya’s Horticulture Industry

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This article examines the trajectory of development policy and practice through the case of the Kenyan export trade of fresh produce. It traces how African labor, particularly women's labor, has been harnessed and restructured by three models of development: (1) the neoliberal prescriptions for agricultural diversification and contract farming; (2) the post-Washington consensus of pro-poor growth; and (3) the Corporate Social Responsibility movement of the late 20th century. While each model ...

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Catherine Dolan More by this author
Publication date:
2005
URN:
uuid:15505375-645f-4680-aaa5-dc8f74463d17
Local pid:
oai:eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk:1013

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