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Structure and performance of formal retail market for bamboo products in Kenya

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dc.contributor.author Kibwage, Jacob K.
dc.contributor.author Odondo, Alphonce J.
dc.contributor.author Momanyi, Grace M.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-04T17:55:09Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-04T17:55:09Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/44885
dc.description.abstract This study focuses on the bamboo market segments in Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu with the aim of addressing uncertainties in market structure and lack of concrete information on market potentials of the products. A stratified random sample of 20 branches of major supermarkets was conducted. The study revealed that most bamboo products are imported, a scenario that results in high product prices and low demand; thus the need to encourage domestic production of products. Conditions of imperfect competition with oligopolistic tendencies characterize the formal retail market. It is necessary to strengthen competition through consumer awareness and information dissemination. en
dc.format Text en
dc.format.extent 1 digital file (p. 229-239) en
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Academic Journals en
dc.relation.ispartof Scientific research and essay, v. 3 (6), June 2008 en
dc.subject SUPERMARKETS en
dc.subject KENYA en
dc.subject BAMBOO MARKET en
dc.title Structure and performance of formal retail market for bamboo products in Kenya en
dc.type Journal Article (peer-reviewed) en
idrc.project.number 103765
idrc.project.title Livelihood Diversification for Smallholder Tobacco Farmers in South Nyanza, Kenya - Phase I en
idrc.dspace.access IDRC Only en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en


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