An analysis of the socio-economic factors that influence chemical fertilizer use among smallholder maize producers in Western Kenya (Record no. 9494)

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Subject category code E10
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Classification number 633.15
Item number EAS No. 5
100 1# - MAIN ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Mose, L.O.
Affiliation Maize Productivity Gains through Research and Technology Dissemination. Proceedings of the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Maize Conference, 5; Arusha (Tanzania); 3-7 Jun 1996
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Corporate name or jurisdiction name as entry element Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo (CIMMYT), Mexico DF (Mexico)
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Title An analysis of the socio-economic factors that influence chemical fertilizer use among smallholder maize producers in Western Kenya
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Place of publication, distribution, etc. Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Name of publisher, distributor, etc. CIMMYT :
Date of publication, distribution, etc. 1997
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Summary, etc. A major objective of the National Food Policy for the Government of Kenya is the attainment of household and national food security. Fertilizer is an important input necessary to achieve this objective. However, a wide range of socio-economic factors affect its use. This study was formulated to identify and document the major determinants of fertilizer use in Kisii, Kakamega and Trans Nzoia districts in Western Kenya. The study collected data on fertilizer use from a random sample of 120 farmers using a structured questionnaire over the 1995 major maize growing season. The study found that the amount of fertilizer used varies in the regions. The lowest amounts were for Kisii. These averaged 12.5 kg N/ha and 19.3 kg/ha P2O,. The average usage in Kakamega was 31.7 kg/N and 22.3 kg/ha P2O5 where Striga infestation is a problem while the highest usage was 47.0 kg/ha N and 45.5 kg P205/ha in Trans Nzoia. Our analysis indicated that the factors which determine fertilizer use include the normalized price of fertilizer, farm size, extension, liquidity position of farmers and off-farm employment. Despite the differences in fertilizer use, most farmers (58.7%) in these regions have maintained the levels of fertilizer use over the last five years. We recommend the government improve institutional access (credit and extension) to farmers. It is further recommended that Striga should be controlled before any attempt is made to encourage farmers to use fertilizers.
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Language note English
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Affiliation 9712|AGRIS 9702
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element Chemical control
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element Fertilizers
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element Food policies
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element Socioeconomic development
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element Food security
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Personal name Mugunieri, L.G.,
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Personal name Nyangito, H.O.,
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Personal name Ransom, J.K.|Palmer, A.F.E.|Zambezi, B.T.|Mduruma, Z.O.|Waddington, S.R.|Pixley, K.V.|Jewell, D.C.
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