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economics of small-scale farming in lowland Machakos.

Judith Heyer

economics of small-scale farming in lowland Machakos.

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Published by Social Science Division, Institute for Development Studies, University College] in [Nairobi .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- Kenya -- Machakos (Region)

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesOccasional paper no. 1, Occasional paper (University of Nairobi. Institute for Development Studies) -- no. 1
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHD2130 K44 M35
    The Physical Object
    Pagination82p.
    Number of Pages82
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18614154M

    –3 ha, mostly on a commercial basis. This small-scale production accounts for 75 per cent of the total agricultural output and 70 per cent of marketed agricultural produce (KFSSG, ). In Machakos County, The environment and natural resources have in recent years been under threat due to increased. small-scale farming as a viable livelihood that is both valued and respected by society and which contributes to global food security. National debates on farming futures that engage the voice of the farmer, the youth and the private sector is a prerequisite to such future visioning. Such visionsFile Size: 1MB. dry-land small-scale farming communities in Yatta District. The study also assessed the environmental impacts of such adaptation strategies. METHODOLOGY Study area The study was carried out in Yatta District in Kenya (Figure 1). Yatta is situated between longitudes 37 0 20' and 37 55' East andCited by: 3. the small scale farmers is land for farm use in promoting agricultural development because of the land tenure system that Nigeria operates. [9], reports that acquisition of land for new entrants into farming is one of the not been achieved. Small scale farmers lack capital, hence they do not acquire land for agriculture. Unavailability of.

    La Via Campesina (LVC) La Via Campesina is an international movement with a constituency in the worlds largest grouping of smallholders and farmers. It comprises about local and national organizations in 70 countries from Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America.


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