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Economic adjustment and smallholder incomes in Kenya

Arne Bigsten

Economic adjustment and smallholder incomes in Kenya

by Arne Bigsten

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Published by Gothenburg University School of Economics and Legal Science in Gothenburg .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Kenya.,
  • Kenya
    • Subjects:
    • Farm income -- Kenya.,
    • Farmers -- Kenya -- Economic conditions.,
    • Farms, Small -- Kenya.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Arne Bigsten.
      SeriesMemorandum ;, 124, Memorandum (Göteborgs universitet. Nationalekonomiska institutionen) ;, nr. 124.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHC371 .M45 nr. 124
      The Physical Object
      Pagination25 leaves :
      Number of Pages25
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1028703M
      LC Control Number96104550
      OCLC/WorldCa29701184

      driver of Kenya’s economic growth between and BMI predicts private spending to grow from KES trillion in to KES trillion in due to rising incomes, favourable demographics and growing financial inclusion as mobile financial services continue to spread across the country. Inflation. Mugambi et al. J. Appl. Biosci. Assessment of performance of smallholder dairy farms in Kenya: an econometric approach indicators however, show that the sector’s performance is much lower than its potential. Milk yield has invariably remained at an average of Cited by: 2.

        The economy of Kenya depends on the informal sector, which employs a majority of the working population. Agriculture is the main economic activity in the country. Most citizens are involved in agriculture for subsistence, local sale and export. Kenya exports coffee, tea, fruits and flowers. "Economic Adjustment and Smallholder Incomes in Kenya" (with Njuguna Ndung'u), in Structural Adjustment and the African Farmer, eds. Alex Duncan and John Howell, James Currey, * "Regulations versus Price Reforms in Crisis Management.

      The book brings together good country data, excellent analyses and solid understanding of local contexts.’ Ernest Aryeetey, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana ‘This book masterfully combines macroeconomic, microeconomic, and case study approaches in analyzing the complex relationship between growth and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. Economic Liberalization and Smallholder Productivity in Tanzania unofficial channels (Bryceson , 95).3 It should also be noted that the average annual level of maize production was 9 per cent higher in the ‘crisis years’ – 83 than in the preceding years –79 (Table 1).


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Economic adjustment and smallholder incomes in Kenya by Arne Bigsten Download PDF EPUB FB2

Smallholder farmers must overcome considerable constraints. Commercialization and the transformation of food supply chains, best reflected by the rise of supermarkets in the developing world, offer new opportunities for smallholder farmers. But can also marginalize them, isolating them from lucrative markets and making them unviable economic units.

– Contract farming (CF) is seen as a tool for creating new market opportunities hence increasing incomes for smallholder farmers. Critics, however, argue that CF is likely to pass risks to small scale farmers, thus favouring large scale farmers at the expense of smallholder farmers.

The purpose of this paper is to examine the effect of CF on smallholder farmers’ income using a case study Cited by: The economy of Kenya is a market-based economy with a liberalised external trade system and a few state enterprises.

Major industries include agriculture, forestry, fishing, mining, manufacturing, energy, tourism and financial services. As ofKenya had an estimated GDP of $ billion and per capita GDP of $2, making it the 62nd largest economy in the y group: Developing/Emerging, Lower.

During the twentieth century there were dramatic changes in the structure of Kenya’s economy and in the sectorial allocation of labour. Kenya started out with almost the whole of its labour force in agriculture and related activities, but a century later more than half of the labour force is in formal or informal non-agricultural activities.

The share of agriculture in gross domestic product Author: Arne Bigsten. Smallholder income and land distribution in Africa: implications for poverty reduction strategies.

Mean annual per capita household incomes varied from $ in Kenya to $43 in Mozambique. Yet these mean figures hide great variations across the sample. structural adjustment and economic liberalization in the s and s; and most Cited by: Commercialization of Smallholder Horticultural Farming in Kenya: Poverty, Gender, and Institutional Arrangements (Development Economics and Policy) New edition by Beatrice Wambui Muriithi (Author) › Visit Amazon's Beatrice Wambui Muriithi Page.

Find all the books, read about the author, and more. 5/5(1). In Kenya economic development is dependent on agricultural improvement.

Kenya is the largest food and agricultural products importer in east Africa. About 82% of the total land in Kenya is Author: Haradhan Kumar Mohajan. The Kenya Horticultural Development Program (KHDP) is a five year USAID-funded programme established in October The aim of the programme is to sustain and increase smallholder sales and incomes through production and employment in the fresh and processed food sector in Kenya.

The project, which is funded by Aldi UK, is an example of how private-public collaborations can contribute towards achieving SDG and boost smallholder farmers’ productivity and incomes. Key to the project’s approach is not just developing agricultural expertise, but crucially also by building farmers’ links to profitable markets.

Agriculture, Income Risks and Rural Poverty Dynamics: Strategies of Smallholder Producers in Kenya Joanne Wasswa Kuyiah1*, Gideon Obare2, Mario Herrero3, Michael Waithaka4 1 Egerton University.

The budget analysis results indicate that smallholder cattle production systems are profitable and competitive when market and non-market contributions are taken into consideration.

The latter contribute significantly to the survival of smallholder systems. The non-market benefits influence producers to hold cows after milk production has declined. The Effects of Kenya's ‘Smarter’ Input Subsidy Programme on Smallholder Behaviour and Incomes: Do Different Quasi-experimental Approaches Lead to the Same Conclusions.

Mason, N. M., Wineman, A., Kirimi, L. and Mather, D. (), J Agric Econ, doi / ABSTRACT. Kenya’s economic freedom score ismaking its economy the nd freest in the Index. Its overall score has increased by point, but a higher property rights score was largely offset.

Economic Activity Diversification and Livelihood Outcomes in Smallholder Agriculture in Thika, Kenya JOSEPH FRANKLIN NTALE Thesis Submitted in Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Business Administration, School of Business, University of Nairobi University of NAIROBI Library November, economic wellbeing of people in rural areas.

Rural development program introduced by World Bank was an idea originally started in India around to spur and enhance development and ensure sustained growth for the benefit of the rural poor masses which comprises mostly smallholder farmers, landless and minority communities.

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Livelihoods of many rural households in developing economies majorly depend on smallholder farming activities. Smallholder dairy farming is the single largest component of agriculture in Kenya. Uasin Gishu County is the leading milk producer in Kenya with subsistence, semi-commercialized and commercialized farmers constituting 70%, 20% and 10% respectively.

Agriculture: A Macro-Economic Perspective Willis Oluoch-Kosura Department of Agricultural Economics Kenya’s economic growth rate and growth rate of agriculture sector (a) Growth of GDP vs Agricultural •Linking smallholder farmers to domestic and global markets-High Transaction costs inFile Size: 1MB.

the incomes for the poor, but that several aspects of severe inequality in the Kenyan society restrict the potential rate of economic growth in general.

The present study is part of an on-going methodological work within Sida (a cooperation between the Department for Infrastructure and Economic Cooperation and the Department for Policy and method).

Kenya - Economy. Kenya is the largest economy in east Africa and is a regional financial and transportation hub. After independence, Kenya promoted rapid.

The Murang'a District is situated in central Kenya and is a highland area with a high potential for dairy production. This study was carried out to evaluate the performance of smallholder dairy farms by analysing available data and by simulation modelling.the incomes of smallholder dairy farmers.

Greater adoption of planted forages, such as Napier grass, should help to overcome one of the major constraints limiting dairy production in Kenya – inadequate feeding of dairy cattle.

Background The smallholder dairy industry in Kenya is estimated to produce 80% of the marketed milk. Although milk. Kenya Economic Outlook.

Ap Prospects for this year have deteriorated significantly amid the Covid pandemic, after growth seemed to have slowed in Q1, weighed on by locust swarms threatening agriculture production and as suggested by .