The focus of this sub component was the governance of a value chain – meaning how the value chain is coordinated and managed – and why it is crucial in terms of who is included and who is excluded from entering the various value chains. The studies focus was on improving the governance structures that are developed for organic chains for export and to strengthen the capacity in theory and methods for analyzing the organization of global organic value chains.

Market failures within the organic sector in East Africa

Market failure in the African organic sector is mainly institutionally based

Understanding the thin organic market in Kenya

‘From the findings and experience of ProGrOV what do you see as an important issue for future research in organic agriculture in East Africa?’

We observed that the domestic market for organic products in Kenya is rather weak. As such, i would be interested in a study that seeks to understand the drivers of growth of the domestic organic product markets in Kenya.