Limitations of Inclusive Agribusiness in Contributing to Food and Nutrition Security in a Smallholder Community

2020
Page count
24
pages
Description

Food and nutrition security remain at the top of development priorities in low income countries. This is especially the case for smallholder farmers who derive their livelihood from agriculture yet are often the most deprived. Inclusive agribusinesses have been championed as a key strategy to address local constraints that limit smallholders’ participation in regional and global value chains, thereby enhancing their livelihood, and food and nutrition security, accordingly. This paper explores the potential food and security contribution of inclusive agribusiness in Makueni county, Kenya. It focus on the smallholders’ constraints and needs, exploring the extent to which these are addressed by such purported pro-poor approach.

Publisher
Sustainability
Publish date
Authors
A.C.M.G. van Westen
E. Mangnus
J. Wangu
Language of publication
English
Region/Country
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa
Country
Kenya
IB topics