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Thanks for this input. I will attempt to address some of your concerns
1. I haven't done any gender analysis as described above. This is because I expect my findings to be gender neutral in their application.  The targeted consumers of my findings include both men and women.
2. As an extension officer I have discussions regularly with agricultural stakeholders especially farmers and rural traders. One of the challenges they have faced has been the challenge of market information. Particularly knowing exactly what quantities they sell across production seasons. The Ministry of Agriculture has demonstrated benefits of weighing and selling known quantities of crop during market surveys and other fora.  I intend to move this forward by documenting the findings of a participatory survey.
3. During my work, I have engaged with various regulatory bodies including KEPHIS. Findings of this study are not to regulate or even enforce standard packaging. Rather to guide farmers and traders on pricing decisions in the market that are mutually beneficial. The findings seek to minimise information asymmetry that is a major cause of exploitation.

My survey will initially be focussed on a subcounty but will then pan out to cover the entire county of Homa Bay.
I have noticed that various sites and websites give price information that is very useful. However, from my experience in the field this is not sufficient. For example of what use is the information that 1kg of tomatoes costs Kshs. 60.00 or that a 1kg of Orange Fleshed sweet potato costs Kshs. 15 when the farmer has no information on how many pieces constitute a kg.
My survey intends to provide this information that can then complement what is already available in terms of raw farm produce prices.