Economic evaluation of market participation and adoption of sustainable agricultural intensification practices among maize-legume smallholder producers in Kenya

Wilckyster Ogutu

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

Smallholder maize and legume production in Sub-Saharan Africa is characterised by low productivity and market participation, mainly due to poor soils and unsustainable agronomic practices. This thesis uses repeated household survey data from Kenya to investigate the determinants of adoption of bundles of sustainable agricultural intensification practices, the association between production and market participation, the determinants of the intensity of market participation and determinants of the choice of marketing channels. The results provide policy suggestions on how to promote context-specific adoption of SAI packages and incentivise smallholder maize producers to participate in output markets.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Mugera, Amin, Supervisor
  • Hailu, Atakelty, Supervisor
  • Obare, Gideon , Supervisor, External person
Award date29 Jan 2022
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2022

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