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Contracting for Sustainability

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Contracting for Sustainability

Emma Verah Kambewa

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Author(s): Emma Verah Kambewa

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This publication explores how the international Nile perch fish chain should or can be organised to improve both welfare of local communities, sustainability of the fisheries and quality of the fish. Primary producers face a number of bottlenecks such as poor access to production facilities, ineffective enforcement of sustainable practices, lack of market (price) information, competition with international markets and degradation of the fisheries that lead to increasing food insecurity problems.

In order to improve sustainability and quality, primary producers are open to contracts that enable them better access to production facilities and price information, and also to better integrate them into international channels. Sustainable practices can or should be part of these contracts. Although the downstream channel members and other stakeholders were not fully aware of the complexity and gravity of the upstream problems, they appeared to be willing to help to improve the situation at Lake Victoria. It is therefore a corporate social responsibility for the downstream channel members, as well as nature conservation organizations and the donor community, to empower the primary producers and local communities in developing countries to implement welfare, sustainability and quality-enhancing practices. This publication outlines several mechanisms to achieves these goals.

Additional Information

Author Emma Verah Kambewa
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown
Extent 176 Pages
ISBN 9789086860371
Publication date 2007
Book Type Softcover





General introduction

  • 1.1 Introduction and research objective
  • 1.2 Research background
  • 1.3 Welfare, sustainability and quality in the context of sustainable development
  • 1.4 Sustainability and food quality in the perspective of hierarchy of human needs
  • 1.5 Sustainability of the fisheries
  • 1.6 Study approach and research questions
  • 1.7 Summary of the chapter
  • 1.8 Structure of the thesis

Contracts, sustainability and quality: a theoretical framework

  • 2.1 Introduction
  • 2.2 A review of theoretical approaches to channel governance
  • 2.3 Applying the theories of channel governance to developing economies
  • 2.4 Dealing with market failures in international marketing channels
  • 2.5 Contracts as a response to market failures
  • 2.6 Problems with contracts
  • 2.7 Contracts and sustainable practices in NR
  • 2.8 Prerequisites for successful contracts
  • 2.9 Contracts, sustainability and quality - summary
  • 2.10 Conclusion

Welfare, sustainability and quality in the primary production stages of the Nile perch channel: A situational analysis

  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Conceptual framework
  • 3.3 Research methodology
  • 3.4 Results
  • 3.5 General discussion and implications
  • 3.6 Conclusion and future research
  • Appendix 3.1. Summary of the case study protocol

Factors influencing preference for sustainability and quality-enhancing contracts among fishermen

  • 4.1 Introduction
  • 4.2 Concepts
  • 4.3 Hypotheses
  • 4.4 Methodology
  • 4.5 Results
  • 4.6 Discussion and implications
  • 4.7 Study limitations and future research
  • Appendices

Factors influencing preference for sustainability and quality-enhancing contracts among middlemen

  • 5.1 Introduction
  • 5.2 Concepts
  • 5.3 Hypotheses
  • 5.4 Methodology
  • 5.5 Results
  • 5.6 Discussion and implications
  • 5.7 Study limitations and future research
  • Appendices

Implementing sustainable and quality-enhancing practices in the Nile perch channel: the role of the downstream channel members and other stakeholders

  • 6.1 Introduction
  • 6.2 Conceptual framework
  • 6.3 Study methodology
  • 6.4 Results and discussions
  • 6.5 Study implications and propositions
  • 6.6 Conclusion and future research

Conclusion, discussion and policy implications

  • 7.1 Introduction
  • 7.2 Conclusion
  • 7.3 General discussion
  • 7.4 Policy implications
  • 7.5 Theoretical considerations
  • 7.6 Future research
  • References


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