Are International Market Demands Compatible With Serving Domestic Social Needs? Challenges In Strengthening Innovation Capacity In Kenya?s Horticulture Industry

Date Added: Nov 2009
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Agrifood stakeholders across the world are under ever-increasing pressure with globalization and new market demands - together with changing quality and safety requirements. The ability to respond to new challenges and opportunities is important not just for producers but also for industries in developing countries. This paper explores the horticulture sector of Kenya in order to gain a better understanding of what has most significantly contributed to its success in terms of innovation response capacity. This paper aims to present what "Innovation response capacity" entails, especially for natural resource-based industries in a developing country context.