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Determinants of participation in identified institutional arrangements in Kenya’s export French bean sector
(University of Nairobi, 2013)
The participation of smallholders in export horticulture is often seen as problematic because of the high transaction costs involved and this has further been exacerbated by the introduction of food safety standards in ...
Impact of contract farming on smallholder poultry farmers’ income in Kenya
(University of Nairobi, 2012-08)
Contract farming is a form of vertical coordination largely aimed at correcting the market failure associated with spot markets that arise due to imperfect information. However the impact of contract farming on the ...
The Prevalence of Under-Nourished Child Obese Mother Phenomenon in Rural Areas: Evidence from Central Province of Kenya
Attainment of nutritional security is a major focus of the Millennium Development Goals. Despite efforts, Sub- Saharan Africa countries are yet to make significant progress in becoming nutritionally secure. Over the ...
Role of Farmers’ Personal Values in Soil Fertility Management Decisions: Evidence from Means-End Chain Analysis of Peri-urban Leafy Vegetable Production in Kenya
Peri-urban areas play a major role in the supply of vegetables consumed in urban areas. In order to meet high demand for aesthetic quality characteristics, peri-urban farmers use intensive production practices characterized ...
Impact of Mobile Phone-based Money Transfer Services in Agriculture: Evidence from Kenya
The recent introduction of mobile phone-based money transfer (MMT) services in developing countries has generated a lot of interest among development partners. It facilitates transfer of money in a quick and cost effective ...
Farmer Perceptions and Attitudes Towards Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato Attributes: An Analysis of Common Beliefs about Sweetpotato Production and Consumption
This paper interrogates some of the beliefs about production and consumption of sweet potato in general, and orange fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) in particular, using both descriptive and exploratory factor analysis and ...
Consumer awareness of food fortification in Kenya: The case of vitamin - A - fortified sugar
(University of Nairobi, 2014-03)
Food fortification is considered as an important strategy to address micronutrient malnutrition, which is a key challenge in most developing countries. In Kenya, the National Food Security and Nutrition Policy focus on ...
The effect of developed-country pesticide standards on health and pesticide-induced morbidity of Kenya’s green bean family farmers
(University of Nairobi, 2006-08)