The economics of small-scale farming in lowland Machakos

Heyer, J. (1967) The economics of small-scale farming in lowland Machakos. Project Report. Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi, Nairobi.

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This paper summarises the results of research into the economics of small-scale farming in Masii location, Lowland Machakos. It deals with the role of cotton, which was found to be only a marginal improvement on traditional food crops grown at present, particularly in the low rainfall years. The special position of maize, the stable food, and the high price of importing maize in the low rainfall years, is partly responsible for cotton not being more attractive in places like Masii...

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cotton, Katumani maize, Masii, Bottlenecks, Operational constraints; P21269
Author Affiliation: J. Heycr, Agricultural Development and Peasant Farming in Kenya, Ph.D. thesis, London 1966
Subjects: Social Sciences
Divisions: Other Crops
Depositing User: Ms Ishrath Durafsha
Date Deposited: 19 May 2014 05:17
Last Modified: 19 May 2014 05:17

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