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Enterprising the rural: creating a social value chain.

Anderson, Alistair R.; Lent, Monica D.


Alistair R. Anderson

Monica D. Lent


This paper explores how a social enterprise in Kenya, Farmstore, addresses problems associated with rural poverty. It also aims to demonstrate how organising different stakeholder's interests and abilities enables entrepreneurship, allowing poor farmers access to technical advances to alleviate poverty.


ANDERSON, A.R. and LENT, M.D. 2019. Enterprising the rural: creating a social value chain. Journal of rural studies [online], 70, pages 96-103. Available from:

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 28, 2017
Online Publication Date Sep 2, 2017
Publication Date Aug 31, 2019
Deposit Date Aug 28, 2017
Publicly Available Date Mar 3, 2019
Journal Journal of rural studies
Print ISSN 0743-0167
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 70
Pages 96-103
Keywords Social enterprise; Rural poverty; Entrepreneurship; Poverty; Poor farmers; Kenya
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