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Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Fertilizer Market Liberalization and Private Retail Trade in Kenya
Authors:Freeman, H. Ade
Kaguongo, Wachira
Year:2003
Periodical:Food Policy
Volume:28
Issue:5-6
Period:October-December
Pages:505-518
Language:English
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:trade policy
trade
fertilizers
retail trade
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Development and Technology
Economics and Trade
History and Exploration
Women's Issues
Link:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2003.10.002
Abstract:This paper examines the effect of fertilizer liberalization policies on the entry and sales decision of private retail traders in Kenya. Data for the study were collected in a cross-section survey of private input traders in Machakos district, eastern Kenya, in 1997. The sample comprised 131 traders. A two-stage econometric model is used to examine traders' entry and sales decision. The results show substantial entry into fertilizer retail trade following market liberalization. Relatively limited investments in trading assets and equipment are predicted to hold back firm expansion. Implications drawn from the study provide insights into likely research and policy interventions. Bibliogr., notes, sum. [Journal abstract]
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