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Participatory prioritization of issues in smallholder agricultural commercialization in Kenya

Participatory prioritization of issues in smallholder agricultural commercialization in Kenya

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Published by Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis in Nairobi, Kenya .
Written in English

  • Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- Kenya,
  • Farmers -- Kenya

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJohn Omiti ... [et al.].
    SeriesKIPPRA discussion paper -- no. 64
    ContributionsOmiti, John.
    LC ClassificationsHD2126.5
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 65 p. :
    Number of Pages65
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16422375M
    ISBN 109966777121
    LC Control Number2007381855

    According to World Bank data, the agricultural sector contributes to 30 percent of Kenya’s GDP while an estimated six million Kenyans are employed directly or indirectly in agribusiness. Coffee trade is one of the main earners of foreign exchange, bringing in percent, yet 75 percent of Kenya’s coffee is produced by small farmers with. Policies aimed at ensuring the overall commercialization of smallholder agriculture are therefore of key importance (Olwande and Mathenge, ). Maize is a major food as well as a cash crop for many Kenyan smallholders. It accounts for the largest share of the cultivated agricultural land in the by: 2. How Smallholder Dairy Systems in Kenya Contribute to Food Security and Poverty Alleviation: results of recent collaborative studies. H. G. Muriuki1*, D. M. Mwangi2 and W. Thorpe3. 1Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, PO Box , Nairobi, Kenya. 2Kenya Agricultural Research Institute, PO Box , Nairobi, Kenya. 3International Livestock Research Institute, PO Box , Nairobi File Size: KB.

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Inadequate transportation infrastructure raises search and monitoring costs. The degree of the farmers particularly the smallholder farmers participation in the markets is usually affected by the state of infrastructure. The smallholder dairy producers in Uasin Gishu County, in the commercialization process are as follows: 70% subsistence, 20% semi-commercialized and 10% : Moses Ageya Kembe, Charles Ochola Omondi.

Kenya’s agricultural policy environment 4 Research methodology 6 Structure of the report 9 References 11 Annex 1. Key informants 14 CHApTER 2 Attitudes and decision-making in smallholder commercialization 15 Introduction 15 Approaches to commercialization 16 A commercial farming model 18File Size: 2MB.

Varied smallholder farming is central to livelihoods of many rural households in developing economies. Dairy farming in Kenya is the largest sub sector of agriculture growing at the rate of % per annum in comparison to % for agriculture sector as a whole.

Commercializing smallholder dairy value chain development, therefore, is crucial in providing alternatives out of poverty and Author: Kembe Moses Ageya, Charles Ochola Omondi. Determinants of commercialization and its effects on farmer’s welfare: Heckman’s two-step approach.

The objective of the study is to find the factors affecting market participation and how it influences the welfare of rural farmers. A farmer is said to participate in market if he sells a part of his output in the by: 5. smallholder farmers from accessing and utilizing information on new agricultural technologies has not been fully achieved (Alene and Manyong, ).

This has been largely attributed to the weaknesses in agricultural extension services provision and poor infrastructure for information access by smallholder farmers (Government of Kenya, ).

SMALLHOLDER AGRICULTURE IN THE CONTEXT OF INCREASING POPULATION DENSITIES IN RURAL KENYA By Milu C. Muyanga Smallholder farmers constitute the bulk of agricultural producers in sub-Saharan Africa and majority of them are poor. Based on File Size: 2MB. Commercialization of Smallholder Horticultural Farming in This study assesses income and poverty effects of vegetable commercialization in Kenya with a special focus on gender issues and evaluates the performance of institutional arrangements that link small producers to the high-value vegetable supply chains.

(Kenya) and a PhD in 5/5(1). 1. Introduction. In Zimbabwe, 80–90% of the livestock population is in the smallholder farming areas (Njagu, ).Smallholder livestock production is a major food security contributor at the household level to more than 75% of the population of Zimbabwe (Agrisystems, ).Livestock contribute products for home consumption and use such as milk, meat, hides, skins and by: Generally, commercialization is looked at the proportion of agricultural production that is brought to the market for sale (Immink and Alarcon, ).

Similarly Sokoni () and Hazell et al, () looked at agricultural commercialization as a move away from subsistence File Size: KB. Extract. Determinants and Constraints of Smallholder Participation in the Commercialization of Horticulture: An Application of Panel Data to Vegetable Producers in Kenya Introduction Paricipation in commercialization by smallholders can be both a consequence as much as a cause of economic development and poverty reduction, especially in developing countries (Boughton et al., Abstract This report focuses on the potential and opportunities for smallholder commercialization in Zambia.

The paper discusses the framework for Zambia's smallholder commercialization strategy, the current state of smallholder agriculture in Zambia, key issues, support from agribusiness to smallholders, and development of potential and opportunities for smallholder commercialization.

Smallholder Agriculture is key to livelihoods of many rural households in developing and transition economies. In Kenya, small farms account for over 75% of total agricultural production and.

Determinants of agricultural commercialization and its impacts on welfare among smallholder farmers in Kenya. and food insecurity among rural farming households in developing countries have been linked to poor performance of the agricultural sector. In Kenya, for example, statistics show that rural households are mainly dependent on Cited by: 1.

Sierra Leone - Smallholder Commercialization and Agribusiness Development Project (English) Abstract. The objective of the Smallholder Commercialization and Agribusiness Development Project is to promote smallholder commercialization by fostering productive business linkages between smallholder farmers and selected agribusiness firms and other commodity.

5 Commercialization of Smallholder High-Value Horticultural Farming: Institutional Arrangements, Transaction Costs and a Cost-Benefit Analysis of Kenya’s Vegetable Producers Introduction Evolution of vegetable marketing arrangements in Kenya.

Smallholder Agriculture in East Africa: Trends, Constraints and Opportunities (1) Adeleke Salami, Abdul B. Kamara and Zuzana Brixiova _____ AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK GROUP Working Paper No. April (1) Adeleke Salami, Abdul B. Kamara, Zuzana Brixiova are Research Economist, Research Division Manager andFile Size: KB.

the linked Agricultural Sector Development Strategy (ASDS) have consolidated agricultural commercialization as one of the country’s top priority goals. The promotion of commercializing agriculture by Kenyan governments on both national and regional levels is consistent with incumbent notions in public dis-courses.

This report focuses on the potential and opportunities for smallholder commercialization in Zambia. The paper discusses the framework for Zambia's smallholder commercialization strategy, the current state of smallholder agriculture in Zambia, key issues, support from agribusiness to smallholders, and development of potential and opportunities for smallholder commercialization.

Commercialization of Smallholder Agriculture in Ghana: A Tobit Regression Analysis Article (PDF Available) in African journal of agricultural research Vol. 7(14):pp. April with. Republic of Kenya Smallholder Dairy Commercialization Programme Supervision report - Mission dates: 26 Nov – 3 Dec 1 A.

Introduction1 1. IFAD and the Government of the Republic of Kenya (GoK) conducted the supervision and implementation support mission of the Smallholder Dairy Commercialization Programme. of smallholder commercialization has not been given due attention despite its importance.

Therefore, this research assesses the potential role of commercialization for smallholder agricultural productivity and food security in Ethiopian farm households.

National Policy Workshop on Smallholder Agriculture Mechanization 2 | P a g e 2. Address issues on agricultural land development, crop production, harvesting, and preparation for storage, on-farm processing and rural National Policy Workshop on Smallholder Agriculture MechanizationFile Size: 1MB.

Improving smallholder farmer market participation (agricultural commercialization) has seen the advent of a number of initiatives from collective action, extension service provision and even programs that utilize ICT tools in the provision of market information.

Collective action through farmer groups is an important social asset for smallholders that continue to face challenges in accessing Author: Oliver K. Kirui, Georgina W.

Njiraini. environment for smallholder agriculture; and (c) enhanced government capacity to support smallholder agricultural production and commercialization. viii. Component 2: Support for Increased Production and Commercialization (US$ million). This component will strengthen smallholder capital and market linkages through support on.

With the commercialization of agriculture, women are increasingly disadvantaged because of persistent gender disparities in access to productive resources.

Farmer collective action that intends to improve smallholder access to markets and technology could potentially accelerate this trend.

Here, we use survey data of small-scale banana producers in Kenya to investigate the gender implications Cited by:   Participatory Prioritization of Issues in Smallholder Agricultural Commercialization in Kenya.

KIPPRA Discussion Paper No. Omiti, J. M., (). Factors affecting the intensity of market participation by smallholder farmers: A case study of rural and peri-urban areas of : Kembe Moses Ageya, Charles Ochola Omondi.

Domestic Product (GDP). The agricultural sector in Malawi is categorized into estate agriculture sector and smallholder sector, with the latter accounting for 60 percent of agriculture GDP.

Recent estimates indicate that 55 percent of smallholder farmers have less than 1 hectare of cultivatable land (GOM, ).Cited by: the world bank for official use only report no: pad international development association project appraisal document on a proposed credit in the amount of sdr million (us$40 million equivalent) to the republic of sierra leone for a smallholder commercialization and agribusiness development project janu File Size: 1MB.

WORLD BANK – SOURCE BOOK OF ICT IN AGRICULTURE Many ICT-based interventions have emerged A scoping study in found 39 interventions using ICT tools in Kenya alone These interventions aim to link small farmers better performing – hence paying – input and output markets.

Examples include M -farm & KACE (Kenya), MACE (Malawi), CenterFile Size: 2MB. intensification and the African smallholder farmer B 1 Vanlauwe1, D Coyne1, J Gockowski2, S Hauser3, J Huising3, C Masso, G Nziguheba1, M Schut4 and P Van Asten5 Sub-Saharan Africa needs to produce more food, feed, and fiber to support its growing population and intensification of smallholder agriculture is a crucial component of any.

African countries, including Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania smallholder farming accounts for about 75 percent of agricultural production (Salami et al., ). In Ethiopia, approximately 95 percent of the total area is cultivated by smallholder farmers and 90 File Size: KB.

essays on farm technology adoption, technical efficiency and productivity in smallholder food crop agriculture in kenya ogada maurice juma k96// a research thesis submitted to the school of economics in fulfilment of the requirements for the award of the degree of doctor of philosophy in economics of kenyatta university november, Smallholder commercialization of agriculture production can be defined as; small scale farmers that are more integrated into available local, national and international markets (Doward and Kydd, ).

Farmer‟s goals and aspirations that shape the definition of commercialization of File Size: KB. agricultural worlds: ‘one agriculture-based, one transforming, one urbanized’ (p.

For Sub-Saharan Africa, which is mostly agriculture-based, the WDR argued that growth will happen through investment where the agricultural potential is medium to high, while at the same time ensuring the.

Smallholder agriculture in Africa: roles, status, and trends Most sub-Saharan African households depend on smallholder agriculture for their livelihoods, and most agriculture in Africa, in turn, is carried out by smallholder households.1 This remains true even after several File Size: KB.

Commercialization of smallholder agriculture in Ethiopia Commercialization of smallholder farms is now viewed by the government as the focal point to the agricultural development of the country.

This paper attempts to examine the feasibility of the proposition at the micro-level, in terms of File Size: 85KB. Andrew Tuimur 08th Jun GMT + ; In Kenya approximately 1 million rural poor households depend on dairy and dairy related products for their livelihoods as smallholder dairy : Andrew Tuimur.

participatory approaches with smallholder farmers and other stakeholders in Kenya. The research process involved a wide range of activities that included on-station experiments, field surveys, stakeholder consultations in workshops, seminars and visits, and on File Size: 4MB.

Project Overview: The proposed Smallholder Agricultural Productivity Enhancement and Commercialization (SAPEC) Project seeks to reduce rural poverty and household food insecurity by increasing income for smallholder farmers and rural entrepreneurs particularly women, youths and the physically-challenged.

Abstract. Sustainable development requires a mix of policies that can simultaneously address social, economic and environmental objectives. While the preceding chapters of this book have focused on agricultural, environmental and socio-economic aspects and related policies, this chapter looks at the commercialization of smallholder agriculture and, in particular, the need to target the poor Cited by: 3.

September —Stanley Kimeli has seen his harvest double since joining a local youth group in western Kenya called Kilima Tumaini, or Mount Hope. With only a primary school education, he did not know how to farm profitably before joining the group in Although the region is known as the breadbasket of Kenya, local small-scale farmers like Kimeli have not always had the.Determinants of Commercialization of Smallholder Tomato and Pineapple Farms in Ghana Samuel Asuming-Brempong1*, John K.

Anarfi2, Samuel Arthur3 and Seth Asante4 1Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra. 2Regional Institute of Population Studies, from smallholder farmers. In Kenya for instance.Key words: smallholder farmers, agricultural value chains, system dynamics, modelling, food security JEL: O2, 3 1 Introduction Agricultural systems have a high impact on emissions, biodiversity and ecosystem services that humans depend upon.

At the same time, the Cited by: 3.