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On Farm and Packhouse: Employment at the Bottom of a Global Commodity Chain

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The fresh vegetables commodity chain linking Kenyan producers with United Kingdom (UK) consumers employs significant numbers of workers in production and processing. This chain is dominated by UK retailers that determine the production imperatives of Kenyan firms upstream in the chain and, indirectly the employment strategies they adopt. This paper explores how competitive pressures are transmitted through the supply chain, and how exporters absorb these risks by placing greater emphasis on o...

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Catherine Dolan More by this author
Publication date:
2004
URN:
uuid:f53a2a30-cc31-489e-b4ae-b1c2af6fe01d
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oai:eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk:1022

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